Celebrate Black History Month With Us

January 29th, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month With Us


This Black History Month, celebrate Black voices, activism, and excellence with programs, an art contest, recommended reads, online activities, and more.

Black History Month Art Contest

Calling all Orleans Parish students! Make your mark this Black History Month by entering our annual Black History Month Art Contest.

This year’s contest theme is NEW ORLEANS ACTIVISTS AND ACTIVISM
Celebrate historical activists like Ruby Bridges and Oretha Castle Haley, activism that took place in New Orleans, such as the 1963 March on City Hall, or an activist you know from your own life.

Additional information on entering the contest can be found here.

BINGO & Crossword Activities

Download our Black History Month BINGO card and crossword puzzle here.


In addition to regularly scheduled storytimes throughout the month, we have several programs that celebrate Black history. Click here to view our Black History Month programs.

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