Black Americans have played an essential role in shaping who we are as a nation, and continue to make important contributions in many ways. February is recognized as Black History Month in order to bring to the public's attention these achievements. Harris County Public Library is pleased to celebrate Black History Month with a variety of events for all ages; for example, this month many branches will be reading and discussing titles which were written by and/or about African Americans, during their Book Club meetings. Some of the selections include:
What is your book club reading?
Black History Month is a time when everyone can remember the people who really made a difference in their lives and our society. The trailblazers and heroes of yesterday continue to give hope and inspiration today. John Henrik Clarke, an African-American historian, eloquently noted the power of observing the lessons of history when he said, "History tells a people where they have been and what they have been...but most important, history tells a people where they still must go... and what they still must be."