“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

— Martin Luther King Jr.

Come celebrate and learn about the influential history of African Americans at the JTCC library.  Discover important leaders from the Civil War, abolition, and the Civil Rights Movement.  Check out early freedom figures such as Harriet Tubman and Fredrick Douglass to modern leaders such as President Obama who have defied social injustice and empowered the black community.

Love music and art?  From early American to today’s popular music, the deeply rooted influence of traditional African percussion, rhythm, song, and dance show through in Rock and Roll, Blues, Jazz, R&B, and Hip Hop, or most of America’s music. Learn about the various styles, influences, and musicians.  If art, architecture, and sculpting are more your taste, take a peek at our materials on African-American art from the early colonial period to modern artists.

The Midlothian library has a wonderful collection of literature by and about black artists, communities and culture.  Whether its biographies, poetry, history, fiction, or short-stories you are interested in, come explore your library to discover the possibilities and expand your horizons!

Image of Dr. King from http://rosaparkscivilrights.com/the-bus-boycott.php

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