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George Franklin Grant, Black History Month, and Arlington

Dr. George Franklin Grant, Arlington Heights resident,  invented the golf tee in 1899, a lesser-known fact in Arlington history.   George Franklin Grant was an Arlington resident in the late 1800s and early 1900s and the first African American professor … Continue reading

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Young, Gifted, & Black – Black History Month 2020

This year for Black History Month, we’re featuring some great YA books starring young, gifted, & black protagonists!  Check out the list below: Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody All American Boys by Jason Reynold and Brendan Kiely American Street … Continue reading

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Black Future Month – Afrofuturism Recommendations

Were you a fan of the movie Black Panther?  The critically acclaimed box office smash brought the term Afrofuturism into the mainstream as people clamored for more things to watch, read, and listen to upon finishing the film. The Oxford … Continue reading

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Our favorite recent books by black authors

In honor of Black History Month we’ve put together a list of our favorite books by black authors that were published in the last few years (some are a little older, but we felt strongly about them!) Any month is … Continue reading

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Black History Month Booklists

Because reading books by black authors & with black characters is important all year round, for our last blog post of Black History Month we’ve got a bunch of booklists for all your reading needs! Boston Public Library has been … Continue reading

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Book list: essays on race and culture

It’s never a bad time to read about race in America, but it’s particularly appropriate during Black History Month. Here’s a list of some recent books of essays about race and culture. The links go to the library catalog so … Continue reading

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Black History Month Movies & TV

For you film & TV lovers, we’ve got a couple of lists in honor of Black History Month. We’d be remiss not to mention the record shattering Black Panther movie that just came out in theaters this past weekend.  Seriously, … Continue reading

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The Boston Globe’s Boston. Racism. Image. Reality. Series

At the end of last year, The Boston Globe released a series of articles called Boston. Racism. Image. Reality.  They look at Boston’s relationship with race through 5 different lenses – the development of the Seaport neighborhood, hospitals, colleges, sports, … Continue reading

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Black History Month – African Americans in Times of War

2018’s Black History Month theme is African Americans in Times of War, a topic that is often overlooked when learning about our country’s history.  We’re sharing some books and other resources that can help you learn more about this important … Continue reading

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Black Characters & Black History in Pop Culture

Looking for books, movies, and games featuring black characters & black history for Black History Month?  We’ve put together a compilation of lists just for that purpose! Looking for books?  Check out this Goodreads Black History Month list or this … Continue reading

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