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Black History Month: Hip-Hop, History, Art, and Activism

Sat Feb 17
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Rockwood Library

Join us for a special performance and discussion led by Mic Crenshaw, and Toni Hill as they share stories about their involvement in art, culture, and social impact movements through hip-hop. This Black History music event will feature storytelling, spoken word, and Q&A.

Mic Crenshaw is a world-class spoken word artist and emcee who has toured extensively in Africa, the U.S and Europe. 

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Recognizing and honoring Black History Month

PORTLAND, Ore. — February 1, 2024 — Multnomah County Library invites the community to join in celebrating and honoring Black History Month. Visit a library location through February 29 to learn about events, book displays and activities.

Black History Month: Hip-Hop, Beyond Beats and Rhymes

Tue Feb 27
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
St. Johns Library

Join us for a Kanopy film screening! HIP HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES provides a riveting examination of manhood, sexism, and homophobia in hip-hop culture. Director Byron Hurt, former star college quarterback, long-time hip-hop fan, and gender violence prevention educator, conceived the documentary as a "loving critique" of a number of disturbing trends in the world of rap music. He pays tribute to hip-hop while challenging the rap music industry to take responsibility for glamorising destructive, deeply conservative stereotypes of manhood.

First come, first served.

Celebrate Black History Month at the Library

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate influential people, events and actions contributing to Black History in the United States. Each year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History selects a theme for Black History Month to focus the attention on one specific aspect of the Black experience.

Black History Month: Hip-Hop Soulsation

Sat Feb 17
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Hollywood Library

Join Hip-Hop Soulsation Academy as they bring an upbeat edgy interactive performance and brief dance class that all ages can enjoy! Participation is encouraged!

 Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Making Black history now

The library’s Black Cultural Library Advocates (BCLA) are staff members focused on strengthening the connection between the Black community and Multnomah County Library.

Hip-hop turns 50 in August. On Aug. 11, 1973, Clive Campbell, also known as DJ Kool Herc, played at a New York City block party and was credited with starting the music genre.

House history

This page is for house history researchers.

Discover Black history through newspapers

Black-owned newspapers date back to before the Civil War. Even after Black people began publishing newspapers, there were areas of the country where people still communicated in secret to avoid violence and suspicion. In much of the country, Black people, especially enslaved Black people, lived under governments that made it illegal for them to read or write. 

Black History Month: Family Craft Sundays

Sun Feb 25
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hillsdale Library

Join us every Sunday in February for Black History Month Arts and Crafts. There will be fun for the whole family while we celebrate African American artists and artwork. A different creative activity will be available each Sunday from 12:00-4:00 pm.

Black History Month: Family Craft Sundays

Sun Feb 18
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hillsdale Library

Join us every Sunday in February for Black History Month Arts and Crafts. There will be fun for the whole family while we celebrate African American artists and artwork. A different creative activity will be available each Sunday from 12:00-4:00 pm.

Black History Month: Family Craft Sundays

Sun Feb 11
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hillsdale Library

Join us every Sunday in February for Black History Month Arts and Crafts. There will be fun for the whole family while we celebrate African American artists and artwork. A different creative activity will be available each Sunday from 12:00-4:00 pm.

Black Storytime: Hip-Hop Summer Jam!

Wed Aug 21
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Gresham Library

Join us this summer for a Black Storytime series celebrating African and African American heritage and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members) will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Multnomah County Library storytimes are supported by gifts made to The Library Foundation.

Black Storytime: Hip-Hop Summer Jam!

Wed Jun 5
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Gresham Library

Join us this summer for a Black Storytime series celebrating African and African American heritage and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members) will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Multnomah County Library storytimes are supported by gifts made to The Library Foundation.

Black Storytime: Hip-Hop Summer Jam!

Wed Jul 31
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Gresham Library

Join us this summer for a Black Storytime series celebrating African and African American heritage and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members) will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Attendance is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Multnomah County Library storytimes are supported by gifts made to The Library Foundation.

Black History Month: Paint with He(ART)

Tue Feb 27
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hollywood Library

Explore paintings that highlight the diversity of Black people with an emphasis on our self-love, our Black relationships with each other, and our Black woman empowerment. This is a live painting class with all materials provided.

Black History Month: Black Family Storytime

Wed Feb 28
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Gresham Library

Join us for a special Black Family Storytime celebrating African American heritage, art and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members), will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment.

Black History Month: Black Family Storytime

Sun Feb 11
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
St. Johns Library

Join us for a special Black Family Storytime celebrating African American heritage, art and culture! Children from birth to age 6 (with a favorite adult and other family members), will have fun with books and stories, songs, a craft, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment.

Black History Month: African Storytelling

Sat Feb 24
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Capitol Hill Library

Join Habiba, a native of Ghana, in learning stories about African history. Habiba offers an interactive, multicultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement.

Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Black History Month: African Storytelling

Sat Feb 17
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Sellwood-Moreland Library

Join Habiba, a native of Ghana, in learning stories about African history. Habiba offers an interactive, multicultural performance with authentic West African costume, spiced with singing and movement.

 Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Black History Month: Honoring Black Heritage Through Art

Sat Feb 24
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gresham Library

Explore various techniques used by African/Black artists, while incorporating your own style!

 Made possible by The National Endowment for the Humanities Fund of The Library Foundation.

Black History Month: Black Family Storytime

Sat Feb 24
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Hollywood Library

The African and African American experience comes alive for children from birth to age 6 (with their favorite adult/family members). Have fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities in a positive and affirming environment. Black Storytime builds language and literacy skills your child needs to be ready for kindergarten.

Attendance is limited and free tickets are available 15 minutes before storytime.

Multnomah County Library storytimes are supported by gifts made to The Library Foundation.