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Black History Month

Black History Month graphic

Madison Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with events and displays to honor the contributions of African Americans, past and present.

In celebration of Black History Month, an exhibit of UMOJA’s beautifully decorated cover art is on display at the Goodman South Madison Library for the month of February.  All events below happening at the Goodman South Madison Library with full descriptions on our Black History Month page.

Madison African American Artists Who Created UMOJA Covers
Thursday, January 30, 6-7:30 p.m. ​

Good Food for the Soul
Thursday, February 13, 6-7:30 p.m.

Tribute to Our Elders: Speak and Song
Thursday, February 20, 6-7:30 p.m.

African American History in Madison
Thursday, February 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

Special thanks to the Committee for a Black History in Museum in Madison members (Greg Jones, Fabu Phillis Carter, Kimberly Williams, Pia, Donna Page, Margaret Nellis and Peggy Wireman) and Ruthie’s Comfort Food, LLC for the planning of this event series.  This program is funded by a grant from Beyond the Page, with additional funding from the Madison Community Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of Goodman South Madison Library.

In partnership with Wisconsin Book Festival,

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Danez Smith for Homie
Monday, Feb 10, 7:00-8:00pm - Central Library

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Marlon James for Black Leopard Red Wolf 
Thursday, Feb 13, 7:00-8:00pm - Central Library

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Brandon Taylor for Real Life
Thursday, Mar 12, 7:00-8:00pm - A Room of One's Own (315 W. Gorham St.)

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Amaud Johnson for Imperial Liquor
Monday, Apr 6, 7:00-8:00pm - Central Library

See the full list of events and book and resource recommendations,

Jan 30, 2020