FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Allen County Public Library will recognize Black History Month by focusing on the Harlem Renaissance.
Library programs will celebrate the historic New York City neighborhood that became the birthplace of new art forms, experimental music, literature and social movements during the 1920s.
ACPL has created programs that focus on the people of the Harlem Renaissance, such as Langston Hughes, Augusta Savage, and Aaron Douglas, who redefined literature, poetry and art.
The library will also present “The Best of Basie”, a film celebrating the music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
ACPL librarians have created Harlem Renaissance reading lists for all age groups for those interested in learning more about the time period.
The lists can be found in the attached program guide.
Harlem Renaissance programs will take place at library locations throughout Allen County during the month of February.