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Feb
7
Thu
2019 BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION EXHIBIT The World is Yours — Hip Hop: Newark and Beyond Curated by Dr. Zain Abdullah, Consultant & Temple University Associate Professor and Dale E. Colston, Esq., Librarian, James Brown African American Room @ 2nd Floor Gallery, Main Library
Feb 7 – Apr 30 all-day

Hip Hop, now in its fifth decade, continues to influence, intrigue and inspire locally and globally.  The exhibit features photos, artifacts, lyrics and commentary about four elements of Hip Hop:  DJ-ing, MC-ing, Graffiti and Breaking/Breakdancing.  Newark and New Jersey are at the foundation of this lifestyle and continue to produce music, dictate style and deliver artists today.

FREE and open to the public

PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.

 

Feb
22
Fri
2019 BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION After Work Hip Hop Dance Party! @ Centennial Hall, 2nd Floor
Feb 22 @ 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm

DJ Wallah will “spin” some of the old school hip hop classics from such artists as Grand Master Flash, Run DMC, Tribe Called Quest; Outkast, Lords of the Underground and Naughty by Nature and contemporary chart toppers Cardi B, Jay Z, Drake and others.

Event Capacity: 120

 

PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.

Mar
7
Thu
Black New Jersey Author Talk and Book Signing @ JBAAR Second Floor
Mar 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Black New Jersey: 1664 to the Present Day tells the rich and complex story of the African American community’s remarkable accomplishments and the colossal obstacles they faced along the way.

Drawing from rare archives, historian Graham Russell Gao Hodges brings to life the courageous black men and women who fought for their freedom and eventually built a sturdy and substantial middle class.

Hodges will be at The Newark Public Library on Thursday, March 7 to talk about the book and sign copies. Books will be available for sale at the event.

Click here to view the flyer.

Mar
16
Sat
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH / BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION Women in Hip Hop: History, Activism & Entrepreneurship @ James Brown African American Room (JBAAR), 2nd Floor
Mar 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Panel Discussion:  Roxanne Shante (Hip Hop Artist), Robyn Hood (Hip Hop Artist/Actress), Dr. Oneka Labennett (Professor, Cornell University); Lisa Evers, Reporter, FOX5 & Host, HOT 97 Street Soldiers, Moderator

Performance: Robyn Hood

Event Capacity: 120

 

PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.

 

Apr
13
Sat
NATIONAL POETRY and JAZZ APPRECIATION MONTH / BLACK HISTORY CELEBRATION Hosted by Ubuntu Theory @ James Brown African American Room (JBAAR), 2nd Floor
Apr 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Enjoy music and the spoken word. The Ubuntu Theory (TUT) is a hip hop humanitarian duo based out of Newark, New Jersey. The duo is comprised of two Rutgers University-Newark honors graduates, emcee Jewell The Queen and vocalist King Haze. TUT’s goal is to create positive, responsive and empathetic music that sheds light on today’s societal issues through the lens of young people of color.

Event Capacity: 120

PNC Foundation is proud to support the Newark Public Library’s Black History Celebration exhibition and public programs.