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Celebrate Black History Month at the Novi Library
Published: 2/8/2022
February is an important time to expand your knowledge about key figures and moments in Black History.

There are many ways that you can commemorate the month and celebrate the incredible accomplishments of Black Americans. See below and register for an upcoming program. You can also visit the Library and stop by our book displays to check out materials that amplify Black stories and experiences.

Notable Women in Black History - Harriet Tubman Tuesday, Feb. 15, 7pm
Join Kathryn Harris, historian and retired library services director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Illinois, in the portrayal of notable women in Black History including American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. This program will be held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Register here.

Notable Women in Black History - Jarena Lee Thursday, Feb 17, 7pm
Join Kathryn Harris, historian and retired library services director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Illinois, in the portrayal of notable women in Black History including Jarena Lee, the first female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. This program will be held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Register here.

The "Colored Section" of Oak Ridge Cemetery Monday, Feb 21, 7pm
Join historian, Kathryn Harris, for a look into the history of Oak Ridge Cemetery, the second-most visited cemetery in the United States. Learn about the history of the “colored section” and who is buried there including early settlers, victims of the 1908 race riots, and more untold stories. This program will be held virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live.
Register here.

Antislavery and the Underground Railroad in Michigan Wednesday, Feb 23, 7pm
Join Rochelle Danquah as she explores local Michigan connections to the abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad. Program brought to you by the Novi Historical Commission. This program will be held in-person at the Novi Public Library.
Register here.