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Tangled & Twisted: Understanding the Dynamics of Black Hair

Central Piedmont Community College Library in partnership with the Cosmetology Program presents an engaging and enlightening presentation by Ms. LaTika “Tika” Mercer on the history, social and political stigmas, and unspoken implications about ‘black hair’- a double-headed cultural enigma that is too often stereotyped and misunderstood.

Genealogy Research Workshop

Central Piedmont Community College Archives presents tips and tricks for researching family history.

Black Resistance: Forms of Opposition 1600s-1800s

Through the lens of history, music, psychology, and literature, discussion about forms of opposition from enslaved people from the lens of history, music, psychology, and literature. Join us for this in-person and live-streamed event to gain insight into how black resistance from this time period still influences perceptions in today's world.
Panelists include Central Piedmont faculty and staff: Ms. Nerlynn Etienne, moderator: Panelists: Dr. Alicia Dervin, Dr. Denise Spruill, Mr. Kenneth Woodruff, and Mr. Linteno Savedge.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library 

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library will be hosting a variety of events for all ages.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture will be hosting different events, for all ages, throughout the month.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History 

The ASALH will be hosting a virtual conference for Black History Month.

2023 Theme: Resistance

Black History Month began as a single week in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson to recognize and celebrates the rich cultural heritage and contributions of black Americans. Every year the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) selects a national theme to bring attention to important developments in the Black narrative that merit emphasis. This year the ASALH has chosen to focus on Resistance. Black people have sought ways to nurture and protect Black lives, and for autonomy of their physical and intellectual bodies through armed resistance, voluntary emigration, nonviolence, education, literature, sports, media, and legislation/politics. Black led institutions and affiliations have lobbied, litigated, legislated, protested, and achieved success.