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Posted on: February 6, 2023

Kick Off Black History Month with CCPL

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Black History Month is off to an exciting start! DJ Chuck Stone and Break it Down RVA Line Dancing kept the crowd moving at Saturday’s BHM Kick Off event at VSU’s Gateway Dining and Event Center!

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Don’t miss any of the upcoming entertaining, educational and inspirational programming happening at CCPL locations across the county.

Project LIT Book Discussion: J. Elle’s “Wings of Ebony”

Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6:30-8 p.m. at Meadowdale Library,Registration Required.

Teens, join a discussion of "Wings of Ebony," by J. Elle. This book discussion series features books from Project LIT, a national literacy movement committed to increasing access to diverse books and promoting a love of reading. Discussions will be facilitated by Demetrius Frazier.

Marcus Garvey and the History of Black Liberation

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at LaPrade Library,Registration Required.

Learn how Marcus Garvey and his followers built the largest mass movement in the history of the African Diaspora and what lessons their success holds for our understanding of the Black liberation struggle.

Barbara Johns: Teen Civil Rights Influencer

Saturday, Feb. 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Clover Hill Library,Registration Required.

Living history performer Theresa G will share the story of 16-year-old Barbara Johns, who organized a school boycott demanding equal education. Her courageous protest played a significant role in the Civil Rights Movement. Ages 6-11.

Virtual Trip to the National Civil Rights Museum

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6-7 p.m. (Virtual Program),Registration Required.

Take a guided journey of the major events of the Civil Rights Era, led by Ryan Jones, Associate Curator of the National Civil Rights Museum.

Breaking the Brick Wall: Slavery and Genealogy

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Virtual Program),Registration Required.

Find and identify enslaved ancestors and slave owners in an easy to understand guide to genealogical research by Dr. Deborah Abbott. This program will be held on Zoom.

Telling Our Story in Song

Thursday, Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Chester Library,Registration Required.

Learn how African American spirituals, traditional hymns and gospel music have served as a thread connecting the music of Black ancestors to the sacred music of today. Join in as Rev. Zynora Manson performs musical selections from the catalog.

More programming supported by Chesterfield County and Virginia State University is happening all month long, browse the event calendar at

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