Year-round, and especially in February, we at NPL amplify Black history through our collection, story times, and other events at locations across the system.
A Journey Through Black Music History
With Elliott Robinson of NPL Special Collections
From NPL's own recording studio and the Civil Rights Room, we're proud to share this historical and musical journey with you this Black History Month.
Enjoy! And when you're downtown, don't forget to stop by the Nashville Room on the second floor of the Main Library to get inspired by our city's longtime and ongoing part in strengthening Civil Rights in our country.
Celebrate Black Authors: New Fiction
Black History Month: New Nonfiction
Inspiring Black Women
Picture Books for Black History Month
Visit the Civil Rights Room
The Civil Rights Room is a space for education and exploration of NPL's Civil Rights Collection. The materials exhibited there capture the drama of a time when thousands of African-American citizens in Nashville sparked a nonviolent challenge to racial segregation in the city and across the South.