Black History Month

The Danbury Library celebrates Black History Month. Black History Month honors the rich range of experiences, struggles and achievements of Black Americans throughout history and into the modern day.


Book Lists

Books that explore the history and culture of Black America.

More Black History Reads

Black Author Highlights: Books for Adults

More Author Highlights for Adults

Black Author Highlights: Books for Young Adults

More Author Highlights for YA

Black Author Highlights: Books for Children

More Author Highlights for Kids


Black History Month Digital Collections

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Events & Programs

Exploring Identity, Love, and Being Black in America in Fiction Writing with Jason Mott

Join us as we talk to NYT bestselling author Jason Mott about his recent novel Hell of a Book.

Opera Talks: Opera in Ebony

This lecture will pay tribute to legendary African American singers who performed at prestigious venues.

“Voice of Freedom” Movie Screening

“Voice of Freedom” explores questions about talent, race, fame, democracy and the American soul.

Sulwe Storytime and Heart Craft

Read Lupita Nyong’o’s story Sulwe and celebrate with a heart craft.

Grab & Go: Lois Mailou Jones Inspired Paper Mask

Use oil pastels to decorate a mask inspired by artist Lois Mailou Jones.

Museum Passes

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.

Danbury Museum and Historical Society
Danbury, CT

Admission granted with Danbury Library card. See website for schedules, hours, and guided tours.

Wadsworth Atheneum,
Hartford, CT

Free general museum admission for 2 adults, age 18 and up. Youth ages 17 and under are free.