Black History Month

Don’t let Diane Nash’s small role in the film "Selma" fool you. She was a crucial figure in the Freedom Rides, the lunch counter sit-ins, protests for Blacks’ voting rights and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1965.

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott lasted for 381 days and […]

Most of us use Wikipedia whenever we need our memories refreshed or some quick information on various people and topics. So much can be discovered while you’re…

We have much to remember and be thankful for during Black History Month, but there’s also much to mourn. Today would’ve been Trayvon Martin‘s 20th birthday.…

February is not only time to learn about black history, it’s a time to learn about your own personal family history. Clayton County Library system invites you to bring your family names to research. Use your laptop or one of our computers. This is a hands-on workshop! You might want to bring a flash drive […]

Calling all Teens 12-18!!! The Clayton County Library System would like for you to participate in this year’s Teen “Video Oratorical Contest.” We are looking for the best and the brightest orators, public speakers, essayist, thinkers, and leaders of the next generation. We want you to send us your video delivering your original speech on […]

Jonesboro, GA — Teens are encouraged to participate in our ‘I AM THE DREAM’ video essay contest! We are looking for the best and the brightest orators, public speakers, essayist, thinkers, and leaders of the next generation. The winner will receive an amazing prize package from the library. We are offering many more programs that […]

Rev. Jesse Jackson has lived an extraordinary life. Through his civil service, he’s met some of the world’s biggest leaders including Martin Luther King and…

In case you didn’t know, David Otunga is more than just Jennifer Hudson‘s fiancee and father of her son. He is a Harvard educated lawyer…

Ice skating is my absolute favorite Olympic sport to watch, and I remember like it was yesterday being a six-year-old watching Debi Thomas do her…

Black History Month may fall on the shortest month of the year, but network and cable television stations have jumped on board to celebrate our…