While February is Black History Month, it is important to reflect on the stories and impact of Black history throughout the year. The Library partnered with members of the community to provide videos, events, and book lists to inspire the community to reflect on and learn from the history of Black people in America.
- “The Many Ways of Wakanda: Viewpoint Diversity and Its Implications for Civics Education” | Justin Martin, Ph.D., Whitworth University
- Performances by Spokane’s Neema African Youth Choir. The choir consists of African refugees who have been resettled to Spokane. “Neema” means “Grace” in Swahili.
- Local Poet Stephen Pitters shares his poem “Grievance” as a part of his series, The Poetry Cave
- Sounding the Beat of our Cultural Roots from Africa to America by James and Roberta Wilburn
Virtual Events | Register by clicking the link
- Meet the Artist: Tracy Poindexter-Canton | February 23 @ 4pm
- Virtual Book Club: Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi | February 24 @ 12pm
- I Am, Thurgood Marshall: Ageless Lessons of a Civil Rights Giant and a Life Well-Spent | February 25 @ 6:30pm
- Poetry Celebration in the Afternoon | February 26 @ 3pm