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Celebrate Black History Month in February With Online Events

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February is Black History Month. Many exciting and educational events are being held throughout the Texas Hill Country, including online activities. Interested in experiencing them from the comfort of your own home? Here are some great examples of online events for you and your family, and to pass along to others!

On February 11, from 1 to 2 p.m., experience the Peeler Collection – Mapping the Historic West End: A Digital and Oral History Project. Brandon Lunsford will discuss the digital and oral collection of photographer James Gibson Peeler, who documented the African American experience in Charlotte, North Carolina for nearly 50 years.

The LBJ Presidential Library is leading a series of free virtual programs. The February 18 session begins at 5:30 p.m. and guests will examine the “political influence on systemic change.” Previous gatherings from the series are recorded here.

February 19, from 10 to 11 a.m., librarians from San Antonio Public Library host virtual Baby Time by reading aloud books by black authors and illustrators. Babies to confident walkers can enjoy the sounds and structure of language through rhythm, repetition, and rhyme. Afterward, parents and caregivers are invited to stay on for informal conversation.

Celebrate Black History Month in February With Online Events

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Adults can enjoy a testing of their Black History trivia knowledge on February 19, from 4 to 5 p.m., or listen to the sounds of Motown on February 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. Also for those aged 18 and up, the Pflugerville Library will host a pre-recorded event that will premiere fiction, nonfiction, and graphic novels by various black authors on February 25, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The video will also be archived here to be watched any time after airing. Know of other online events celebrating and honoring Black History Month? Share with us! Tell us all about them.