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Black History Month at College Park Community Library

February is Black History Month

Maryland National Capital Parks and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) has many activities planned during the month including an African American History Tour for ages 50+ and a Black Heritage Festival for all ages.  Both events take place on Saturday February 21.  See blackhistory.pgparks.com for more information on all the events this month.

Check out your Community Library for books about and by African Americans like-

Juan Williams’ biography of Thurgood Marshall.  Read about Marshall as the lawyer who successful before the Supreme Court in Brown v Board of Education and went on to become the first African American to serve on the Supreme Court;

Maya Angelou’s memoirs- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, The Heart of a Women and Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now– full of eloquent prose and raw emotion;

A classic collection of poetry by Langston Hughes- Selected  Poems.

And for the young readers from the Famous American series, read about the Voice of Freedom, Sojourner Truth.

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