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Black History Month @ MPL 2019 Published on: January 14, 2019

Celebrate Black History Month at Montclair Public Library!  There is so much to celebrate, we couldn’t fit it all in one month.  Check out the list of events taking place this January, February & March. All programs are free and at the Main Library excepted where noted.

Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the “New Wave” Neo- Expressionism – Onnie Strother.
Tue, Jan 29 at 7pm
$20 fee.

The 3rd Annual African American Read-In.
Sat, Feb 2 at 2pm
Free.

The Charleston Workhouse Slave Rebellion of 1849 – Jeff Stickland.
Mon, Feb 4 at 7pm
Free.

Open Book/Open Mind:
“The Master Plan: My Journey from Life in Prison
to a Life of Purpose.”
Chris Wilson in Conversation with Charles Rosen.

Wed, Feb 6 at 7pm
Free.

AACC Film Forum: Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace
Sat, Feb 9 at 10am
Free.

Open Book/Open Mind:
“The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own.”
Benilde Little, Veronica Chambers, Ylonda Gault Caviness.
Sun, Feb 10 at 4pm
Free.

Rebirth: The Harlem Renaissance in Literature – Ada McKenzie Thomas.
Mon, Feb 11 at 7pm
$20 fee.

Martin Luther King Jr, A Chautauqua.
Wed, Feb 13 at 6:30pm
Free.

Family Movie: Akeelah and the Bee.
Fri, Feb 15 at 4 pm
Free.

Maurice Chestnut – Master Tap-Dancer.
Includes Commemorative Stamp Exhibit by Clarence M. McKnight
Sun, Feb 17 at 2pm
All ages welcome. Free.

North Star Songs – Codes and the Symbols of the Underground Railroad.
Wed, Feb 20 at 4pm
Ages 8 and up. Free.

Basquiat: Rage to Riches (2017) documentary screening.
Wed, Feb 20 at 6:30pm
Free.

Book Club: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin.
Thu, Feb 21 at 6:30pm
Free.

Sound is Silence: Music, Movement, Meditation – William Parker Performance
Sat, Feb 23 at 3pm
Free.

The Life & Writing of James Baldwin.
Tue, Mar 5 at 6:30pm
Free.
This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Pre-Concert Event: Montclair Orchestra – Gregory Walker, violinist
(Inspired by his father, George T. Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning composer).
Fri, Mar 8 at 7pm
Free.

August Wilson Plays – Ada McKenzie-Thomas.
Mon Mar 18-Apr 1 at 6:30pm
$79 fee.

Wednesday Matinees at 2pm
Feb 6: 12 Years a Slave (2014)
Feb 13: For Colored Girls (2010)
Feb 20:The Color Purple (1985)
Feb 27: Selma (2014)
Free.

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