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Celebrating African Americans and the Arts

Every February, the United States acknowledges the history and achievements of African Americans with Black History Month.

The Des Plaines Public Library plays its part in this annual observance by featuring Black History Month displays containing media from and about Black artists on both the third and fourth floor.

Here is a brief overview of how this month-long observance came to be and explain this year’s theme as decided by the ASALH.

 A curated list of books, films, and music related to the theme is included, as well.

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