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By Heather McKinney

EVPL is hosting programming during Black History Month that will look at the history of black Americans, the activism led by modern black Americans, and the central role black Americans have played in U.S. history.

Programming started with our first SPEAK: An Explorative Lecture Series event of 2019. Michael W. Twitty, a culinary historian and author, shared his research and experiences at EVPL Central on Thursday, January 17. It was followed up by a Dinner Discussion Tour on Saturday, January 19 where participating Evansville restaurants prepared dishes based on recipes from Michael W. Twitty’s book, The Cooking Gene.

 

More programming coming in February:

African-American History Month Read-In: Discover and celebrate African-American authors at our read-in.

Lunch & Learn: Learn more about Black History Month, the history of African communities, and celebrate the achievements of African Americans with the guests from the Evansville African American Museum.

Indiana University African American Dance Company Performance: The African American Dance Company shares dance of the American and African diaspora including African styles, contemporary, jazz, and other cultural forms.

Freedom Quilt Folklore: Learn about the history of freedom quilts of the Underground Railroad as you make your own quilt.

Black History Film Series

Heather McKinney
Writing & Social Media Specialist

Heather McKinney


Heather is a Gryffindor and a dog mom. She is a media nerd and news geek.

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