Black History Month

Black History Month

Join Pikes Peak Library District in celebrating Black History Month!


  • Black History Month with The Reminders

  • Black Panther Bookmarks
    Starting Fri., Feb. 5, get your teen take and make from your favorite Library (while supplies last)! Celebrate your love of the Black Panther with this felt bookmark that fits perfectly into your favorite Black Panther book or graphic novel. Wakanda Forever!

  • Learn West African Dance
    Learn something exciting and completely different with a West African Dance lesson from Cleo Parker Robinson Dance! Try some new dance moves and enjoy the energy of this lively program with your family and friends. This is a vigorous work out for all ages. The video will be available Feb. 13 through March 13.

  • The Black Novel as "Protest" Fiction
    Registration Required
    Ever since the publication of Richard Wright’s Native Son, the phrase “protest fiction” has been used—by both Black and White critics—to devalue the Black novel. By discussing several classic novels by prominent Black authors, this class explores “protest” as a defining element of Black fiction, which undeniably supports and defends the premise that “Black Lives Matter.” Presented by Durthy Washington for Black History Month.

  • Steaming History: Fannie Mae Duncan
    Registration Required
    To celebrate Black History Month, PPLD Special Collections will host a live chat while streaming the Rocky Mountain PBS documentary, Fannie Mae Duncan. While watching the documentary, you can chat with PPLD staff and the documentary's producer, Kate Perdoni.

    Meet the inspiring Fannie Mae Duncan, an African American nightclub owner who brought the motto “Everybody Welcome” to true meaning at her Colorado Springs Cotton Club despite the volatile Civil Rights Movement of her day. The granddaughter of slaves and the daughter of tenant farmers, Fannie Mae stood up against disharmony and heartbreak to maintain the first racially integrated club in the city. Premiered on Rocky Mountain PBS November 8, 2018.


  • Teens Eat: Fried Sweet Potato Hand Pie


Educational Resources

Regional History & Genealogy Resources