February is Black History Month and Gates Public Library is recognizing the role of African Americans in the history of the United States of America.
Celebrate and honor the rich history of African Americans by reading titles written by black authors, support a local black owned business, or learn more on your own!
Book lists of black authors
- Children's book titles
- Teen book titles
- Adult book titles
Black Men in White Coats Discussion Panel: The documentary, Black Men in White Coats, which dissects the systemic barriers preventing black men from becoming medical doctors and the consequences for society at large, will be viewable to the public on February 15-19. View now
The Rochester Public Library (RPL) has gathered a panel of local doctors and medical professionals as a companion to the documentary. Join this Zoom panelist discussion on February 19 at 6:30 PM. More info
Businesses and Organizations to Support:
- Support local black owned businesses
- Rochester Black owned restaurants
- In This Moment Series Chapbooks: Local Black writers and photographers profile Black community leaders in a series of Chapbooks focusing on community activists. Pick one up while copies are available at the library. For more information on this series, visit Visual Studies Workshop Press.