Black Culture

Books for fans of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Books to read if you love Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is more than just a comic book movie or the thirtieth film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe; it is a cultural phenomenon. In the much-anticipated sequel to the 2018 global blockbuster, the people of Wakanda must fight to protect their home as they mourn the loss of their beloved King T’Challa (aka the Black Panther). If you're a new and existing fan of the franchise and you're looking for more Black Panther content, the Library has some recommendations you just might love!

Black History Month 2022

Black History Month

Black History Month (or African American History Month) is celebrated annually in February. It was first created by historian Carter G. Woodson as a week-long event in 1926. Encompassing the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, it highlighted the many achievements that had been made by Black Americans since emancipation. Whether you’re looking for fictional characters or real-life heroes who look like you or you want to learn more about history, the Library has some great options!

Books on Juneteenth, Freedom, and the Black Experience

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Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates date in 1865 – nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation – when the last of the enslaved communities in Texas learned the Civil War had ended and that they were free. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth and has become a celebration of independence, the fight for equality, and Black culture.

Juneteenth: Freedom Deferred But Found

Juneteenth

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates date in 1865 – nearly two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation – when the last of the enslaved communities in Texas learned the Civil War had ended and that they were free. Celebrated on June 19, the term is a combination of June and nineteenth and has become a celebration of independence, the fight for equality, and Black culture.

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