Black History Month

Black History Month

From noted jazz musician Charlie Parker to Madison's very own Fabu, Milele Chikasa Anana and Richard Harris, we'll be celebrating Black History Month in February with poetry, literature, music and library displays.  Find an event near you, or find reading lists to deepen your understanding of black history.

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.