SLPL celebrates Black History Month with ‘The Crisis in Black Education’

The St. Louis Public Library is proud to celebrate Black History Month 2017 with a full calendar of events and programming honoring the achievements and bringing awareness to the struggles of African-Americans.

Throughout the month of February, Library Branches will hold programs focusing on this year’s national theme, “The Crisis in Black Education.” The programs will discuss the past, present and future of educating African-Americans.

Larry Wilmore
Larry Wilmore, featured 2017 Black History Month speaker.

The St. Louis Public Library presents two featured events highlighting the Library’s 2017 Black History Month celebration.

SLPL will host featured speaker Larry Wilmore on Sunday, February 12 at 2 p.m. at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street. Wilmore is an Emmy Award-winning producer, actor, comedian, writer and former host of “The Nightly Show” on Comedy Central.

In addition, the Library will host “Steppin’ into Higher Ed” on Saturday February 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Schlafly Branch225 N. Euclid Avenue. The event will feature a panel discussion on the “Decline of Black Education.” College representatives will be available and fraternity and sorority members will showcase their step performance.

For program details of all Black History Month events, pick up a Black History Month booklet available at all SLPL locations or click here.

Support for St. Louis Public Library’s Black History Month programming is provided by the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.