Books that explore the history and culture of Black America.
Black Author Highlights: Books for Adults
Black Author Highlights: Books for Young Adults
Black Author Highlights: Books for Children
Black History Month Digital Collections
Events & Programs
Marian Anderson, contralto powerhouse and pioneer for racial equality and her husband, Orpheus “King” Fisher, made their home at Marianna Farm in Danbury for nearly 50 years. Use your library card to visit the Danbury Museum and Historical Society to learn more about Marian Anderson or register for a guided historic buildings tour which includes Marian Anderson’s studio. With your library card, you can also check out a museum pass to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, CT to view two of Anderson’s dresses worn for performances in the 30’s and 50’s on display and contextualized within the timeline of the artist’s life and career.
Admission granted with Danbury Library card. See website for schedules, hours, and guided tours.