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African American History Month: Black History Month 2022 Events, Presentations, Booklists

Guide includes links to new books, event flyers, photographs, African American history, links to databases and video/audio of speeches and presentations.


2022 African American History Month

The John B. Coleman Library provides materials, events, and other programs that celebrate the African Americans diaspora throughout the year. The Prairie View A&M University, John B. Coleman Library and the Northwest Houston Center Library celebrates African American History Month, with special events, guest speakers, instructional workshops and educational films.  


Black History Events--Exhibits

February 4 – March 1

Culture: Our New Normal Art Exhibit M–F, 8am – 5pm, NWHC, 9449 Grant Rd, Houston, TX Prairie View A&M University, The Northwest Houston Center and the John B. Coleman Library in collaboration with Bisong Art Gallery and D.R.E.A.M. Foundation

February 7 – March 12

Art Faculty Exhibit M–F, 8am – 5pm, The Culture Center Gallery, PVAMU The Texas Institute for the Preservation of History and Culture, Prairie View A&M University, School of Architecture Art Program | 936.261.9800

February 14 – March 1

Toni Morrison Exhibit M–F, 8am – 5pm, John B. Coleman Library Phyllis Earles | 936.261.1516

Black History Month Events--Films


Tuesday, February 15

Zoom Virtual Library Researching After Dark: Investigating you Genealogy Roots 6pm – 8pm, via Zoom  Contact Kimberly Gay at for more information

Thursday, February 17

Public Address and Poetry Reading: Nikki Giovanni Speaks: The Story of My Pursuit of Social Justice in Life and in Literature 6:30pm, via Zoom Dr. E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith | 281.859.1923

Friday, February 18 Toni Morrison Programming TBD, via Zoom Dr. E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith | 281.859.1923

Thursday, February 10, 16, 22th

African American History Month Screening: See You Yesterday, a film about using technology for social justice 5pm, via Zoom Michael Massaro | 936.261.1505

Wednesday, February 23

Virtual Black History Trivia Game TBD Office of Student Engagement, Shante Moore | 936.261.1340

Wednesday, February 23

Hump Day — West Indian Dance Troupe; African Dance Troupe: Conscious Hip Hop History 12pm – 1pm, Holland and Gaines Memorial Student Park Office of Student Engagement, Shante Moore | 936.261.1340

Thursday, February 24

Virtual Center for Race and Justice “Black Digital Futures” lecture series TBD College of Engineering | 936.261.9900

Thursday, February 24

8th Annual Essay/Oratory Contest Submission Deadline All day Dr. E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith | 281.859.1923

Thursday, March 3

8th Annual Essay/Oratory Showcase 6:30pm, Location TBD Dr. E. Joahanne Thomas-Smith | 281.859.1923


8th Annual Oratory Contest

African American Libguides

John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Physical Address: L.W. Minor St. / University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446
Reference: (936) 261-1535, Circulation: (936) 261-1542

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