February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the past and present achievements of Black Americans throughout US history. The event was originally celebrated for only a week beginning February 1926 when it aimed to encompass the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Fifty years later, in 1976, the week would grow to become a month-long event … Read More
SCPL’s First Exhibit of 2022!
In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson instituted the first week-long celebration to raise awareness of African Americans’ contributions to history. Fifty years later, the week became a month, and today February is celebrated as African American History Month. This year Scott County Public Library is excited to announce that we are celebrating African American History Month with the Traveling Panel Exhibition: “Telling … Read More
Welcoming UK Professor Reinette Jones for Black History Month – How Knowledge Inspires Progress
Every February, public libraries “celebrate” Black History Month, yet does it inspire positive outcomes in our communities year round? On February 2, at 1:30 p.m., SCPL has a chance to do just that by welcoming UK professor Reinette Jones, founder of the Notable Kentucky African Americans database. This award-winning research tool documents achievements and milestones that ultimately challenge us all … Read More