Allegra Westbrooks was the first African American public library supervisor in North Carolina. Ms. Westbrooks helped bring literacy to underserved communities, integrated the North Carolina library system and left an insurmountable impact on the Charlotte Mecklenburg community.
Join us and explore themed online programs for all ages. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Black Lives Matter programming initiative has a variety of discussions, storytimes, book groups, speaker series and more to explore and celebrate Black History this month and every month.
The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room details the good, the bad and the ugly history of the U.S. women's suffrage movement and the important voting progress and policy changes made up to today and Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's current Engage 2020 program.
Join Engage 2020: Summer Series with artist Dakotah Aiyanna Tuesday, August 4 at 7 p.m. on the Library's Facebook Live page.
Join Engage 2020: Summer Series with Professor Dante Bryant Monday, July 20 at 7 p.m. on the Library's Facebook Live page.
The first black hospital in North Carolina once stood at Bank of America Stadium. The Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room explains the history of Good Samaritan Hospital.
Dr. Tom Hanchett, Historian-in-Residence of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, takes a look at the achievements, life and legacy of one of North Carolina's most heroic Civil Rights activists, J. Charles Jones.
Join the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in a month-long celebration of African American history, heritage and excellence.
Originally coined Black Music Month, the commemoration was conceived by black music moguls Kenny Gamble, Dyana Williams and Ed Wright in the 1970s and initiated by President Jimmy Carter on June 7, 1979. The holiday was later renamed African American Music Appreciation Month by President Barack Obama in 2009.
Celebrate black history and culture with these Library programs and resources