Celebrate Black History Month

Oakland Public Library is pleased to celebrate Black History Month. The 2024 theme is African Americans and the Arts.  

According to the Association for the study of African American Life and History, “This theme is infused with African, Caribbean, and Black American lived experiences. In the fields of visual and performing arts, literature, fashion, folklore, language, film, music, architecture, culinary and other forms of cultural expression the African American influence has been paramount. African American artists have used art to preserve history and community memory as well as for empowerment. Artistic and cultural movements such as the New Negro, Black Arts, Black Renaissance, hip-hop, and Afrofuturism, have been led by people of African descent and set the standard for popular trends around the world. In 2024, we examine the varied history and life of African American arts and artisans.” 

Between art exhibits, performances, dance lessons, and children’s storytime, OPL is hosting events for all ages to celebrate. 

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Black Culture Fest

Black Culture Fest is an annual effort, coordinated by Black OPL staff who proudly share the brilliance and strength of our heritages.
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