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Posted 06/14/21 by Talena R
Are you wondering, “What is Juneteenth?” Juneteenth is a day, a week, and in some areas a month marked with celebrations, guest speakers, picnics, and family gatherings all recognizing the 19th of June as the day of emancipation of enslaved people in Texas.Continue Reading: What is Juneteenth?
Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.
Posted 01/19/21 by Eric S
During Black History Months, we are reminded of the countless ways African Americans have contributed to visual arts, music, film, and fashion, among other creative endeavors. Like jazz, comic books are a truly American artform whose influence showcases the talent of countless Black creators. While comics have had a frustrating history with diversity and representation, the number of Black authors, illustrators, inkers, letterers, and colorists who have contributed to the medium is extensive and ever-increasing. By no means an exhaustive list, hopefully these books provide a starting point for those hoping to delve into the diverse world of comics created by African Americans.Continue Reading: Need some comic books and graphic novels to read during Black History Month? The library has you covered.
Posted 12/03/20 by David B
DJ David Sweet recalls his memories of Hip Hop, Rap and Slam Poetry in Toledo over the past 40 years.Continue Reading: Memories of Becoming an MC, DS, David Sweet
Posted 07/01/19 by Library News
The Toledo Lucas County Public Library received a special donation with items significant to the Tuskegee Institute as well as local African-American history.Continue Reading: Toledo Library Receives Donation to its Local History Collection