Montgomery County Public Libraries will host free programs in observance of Black History Month throughout February. All programs will be offered virtually.
An internet connection and a device (such as a smartphone, tablet or computer) are required for participation.
Attendees will need to be logged in to Zoom to attend all virtual program. A free account can be created on the Zoom website at https://zoom.us/signin.
The schedule of programs includes:
- Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m. The Three Reported Lynchings in Montgomery County.There are three documented cases of lynching in Montgomery County: George Peck, John Diggs-Dorsey and Sidney Randolph. Archivist Sarah Hedlund presents comprehensive narratives on these cases.
- Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m. African-American Authors in Science Fiction: A Panel Discussion. Learn about the experiences of African American authors in science fiction.
- Saturday, Feb. 26, 11 a.m. Human Beatbox with Christylez Bacon. Join Grammy-nominated progressive Hip-Hop artist Christylez Bacon for a Human Beatbox program for children and families.
- Sunday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m. Montgomery County's Little-Known Rosenwald Schools - Presenter Ralph Buglass. Montgomery County once had 17 Rosenwald schools. Learn about the schools' remarkable impact and importance, along with then-and-now photos of the five buildings that survive.