Celebrate the Legacy

Celebrate Black History Month

The Warren-Newport Public Library celebrates Black voices and stories– this month and all year long. Black History Month is traditionally observed during the month of February. February was originally chosen as an adaptation of a commemorative week that celebrated the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. This year’s theme of Black History Month 2022 is Black Health and Wellness.

Celebrate Black History Month with WNPL by learning about the remarkable individuals and contributions made by Black people throughout history.

  • Learn about resources for health and wellness, including Black health and wellness in Gale General Onefile. Search thousands of full-text articles.
  • Find biographies and explorations of Black culture, as well as Black history, in our library collections.
  • Explore an African language, such as Swahili through Mango Languages.
  • Read newspapers and magazines from countries and republics, such as Botswana, Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, and others in PressReader.
  • Search for records and stories about Black ancestors in Ancestry. (Available in library only.) Records from Africa, specifically from Ghana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe are available.
  • Listen to Black music and musicians in hoopla.
  • Watch world cinema and documentaries about ethnicity and identity in Kanopy.
  • Enjoy books that reflect Black culture and experiences within Teaching Books, a resource that adds a multimedia dimension to the reading experiences of children’s and young adult books.