Celebrate Black History Month

Black History Month is observed each February as, "...an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history" (history.com). Learn more about and honor the unique, enduring accomplishments of black individuals and communities with these programs, materials, and online resources.

Virtual Library Programs

In-Person Library Programs

Reading Challenge

Readers of all ages can join the Black History Month reading challenge. Record your reading progress and complete activities in Beanstack to earn badges. 

Books & Movies

Check out these recently released titles that share the story of Black history, stream movies on Kanopy or browse our entire collection

Black on Black

The Matter of Black Lives

Black AF History

Praisesong For The Kitchen Ghosts: Stories And Recipes From Five Generations Of Black Country Cooks

African Town

I Am My Ancestors' Wildest Dreams

Buffalo Soldiers

On-Demand Videos

View past Sno-Isle programs that discuss Black history and the African American experience. 

Quilt Codes of the Underground Railroad

Presenter Georgia Payne is a master quilter residing in Snohomish County. Since the Civil War, there have been bits and pieces of information told about secret codes used as part of the Underground Railroad.

Black Love Matters

Jessica Pryde, the editor of Black Love Matters, discusses the way Black Love is depicted in novels, television shows, and films, including the history of Black romance, social justice and its role in romance novels.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Principal’s Office?

Why are Black students punished more than others in the classroom? Daudi Abe explains how the racial achievement gap can't be solved without first addressing the discipline gap.

Running While Black: An Author Talk with Alison Mariella Désir

Watch a talk with the multi-talented Alison Mariella Désir: a founder, a doer, an activist, a connector, and an unapologetically straightforward communicator with a passion for community health.

Online Resources

Community Resources