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
Celebrating Juneteenth at SCPL
Saturday, June 19th is Juneteenth, and the best way to celebrate is by educating yourself. Juneteenth – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. “Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) marks the day that federal troops arrived in Galveston, … Read More