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John B. Coleman Library

African American History Month: Introduction

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

John B. Coleman Library celebrates African American History 2019

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.  This guide provides information on some of the activities and resources.  Included in the guide are links to new books, African American databases, photographs from events, videos and PowerPoint presentations.

Guest Speaker--kYmbery Keeton, African American Archivist, Austin History Center, February 25, 2019

Archival photographs of the migration of African Americans from the South to the North and related images.

Art Exhibit--Collaboration with the Houston Museum of African American Culture Exhibit Reception (February 7, 2019)

An exhibition of works by emerging artists in Houston, Texas curated by Dominic R. Clay. The artists featured are Vernon Akili, Blake Bean, Mack Bishop, Lee Carrier, Lakita Costner, Christie Leday, Romeo Clay Robinson and Farrah Smith. The work on view presents the idea of deference within the African Diaspora from a southern perspective. Each artist work incorporates contextual ideas of identity through their own practicing mediums.

Cohesive yet ambiguous, the title of Over There Some Place derives from a sculptural piece created by Houston native artist and Rome Prize Winner Bert Long, Jr. in 1987. Over There Some Place is an important homage to African American identity and the result of geological displacement. In spite of the separation of land and language, these artisans will celebrate the Diaspora through their chosen artistic discipline.

African American Databases

John B. Coleman Library
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 519, MS 1040, Prairie View, Texas 77446
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