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Black History Month 2021 Schedule

Hattiloo Theatre Presents Historical Speeches

Free and virtual
Multiple dates for viewing
Beginning February 2, 6pm
Registration required and more information

UT Martin’s annual Civil Rights Conference

Free and Virtual
Multiple dates, times, and topics
Beginning February 2, 7pm
Registration required

Books and Movies available through JSCC's Library

Print Books

  • Memory of Kin: Stories About Family by Black Writers
  • The Best Kept Secret: Single Black Fathers
  • Becoming
  • Down the up Staircase: Three Generation of a Harlem Family
  • African American Families Today: Myths and Realities


  • Black Families
  • Fathering from the Margins: An Intimate Examination of Black Fatherhood
  • The Pecan Orchard: Journey of a Sharecropper Daughter
  • The Myth of the Missing Black Father
  • Daisy Turner’s Kin: An African American Family Saga

Streaming Media

  • The Last Black Man in San Francisco
  • Quest: A Portrait of an American Family
  • If Beale Street Could talk
  • Daughters of the dust
  • Big Mama
  • Harriet
  • Fences

See the entire list of library resources

The Black Family. Representation. Identity, Diversity.