Bobbi's Blog - February 2024
February is Black History Month, an annual tribute to generations of African Americans whose invaluable contributions to this country were often achieved in the face of tremendous adversity. Originally a week-long observance created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, the event is celebrated in February to acknowledge the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass.
African American Artists
Kören Beck will give a brief overview on the work and styles of contemporary African American artists, followed by time to draw.
An informative and thoughtful presentation from the New-York Historical Society for Black History Month. Explore Black Americans' struggle for equality under the law from 1865 through World War I.
Virtual: Scarsdale Reads
The Scarsdale Library presents a diverse panel of readers, including local authors and staff, offering selected prose and poetry to commemorate and celebrate Black History Month.
Black History Month Story & Craft
Join Miss Aisha for a thought provoking story, short discussion, and craft about the invention of the Super-Soaker.
In the Gallery
On display this month in the gallery are works by artist Jean Benoit. Visit the Scott Room to view his Afrocentric pieces alongside his abstract, nature-based works, and illustrations.
It was in his birth country Haiti that Jean Benoit's obsessive love affair with the arts began. At an early age the artist was exposed to an array of art forms from historic stage performances which often included Folklore Dance, to traditional Haitian art, to French and American comic book art.
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