All Richmond Public Libraries will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, May 31st at 10am.

Black History Month

(tag archive)

HARRIET TUBMAN, INSPIRING AMERICAN HERO

Posted about 3 months ago by Meldon Jenkins-Jones
Harriet Tubman (c. 1820-1822 – March 10, 1913) is an icon of courage, a true American hero. Born Araminta “Minty” Ross, she was enslaved at birth in Maryland. In 1849 […]
Continue Reading

Black History Month: Picturing Families

Posted about 1 year ago by Lisa Crisman
The Association for the Study of African American Life and History develops themes for Black History Month each year. The themes “reflect changes in how people of African descent in […]
Continue Reading

African-American History Month in Richmond

Posted about 2 years ago by Meg Raymond
I keep sailing on in this middle passage. I am sailing into the wind and the dark. But I am doing my best to keep my boat steady and my […]
Continue Reading

Romance in Color

Posted about 3 years ago by Meg Raymond
Lupercalia was an ancient Roman feast celebrated to welcome Spring.  By the 6th century, the pagan (read racy) aspects of the celebration were downplayed, and the holiday became associated with […]
Continue Reading

New books to celebrate Black Lives (and not just in February)

Posted about 4 years ago by Natalie Draper
February is a short month with a big heart. Many of us are desperate for winter to end when it feels like we are doomed to wear heavy coats against […]
Continue Reading