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The MLK Coalition of Cincinnati's resource guide includes Library books that reflect on the history of our nation, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy, and how it plays into the current fight for racial justice.

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Our mission is to connect people to a world of ideas and information. This includes information about complex topics, such as historical racism, white supremacy, and the institutionalized racism within organizations in our country, including our own.

Resources for Healing Racial Trauma

  • June 15, 2020 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
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We've gathered resources to promote self-care for those affected by trauma, especially members of the Black community and People of Color.

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This summer, fans of urban fiction will get an opportunity to meet and share their favorite books virtually via Zoom with the West End Branch Library.

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Senior Library Services Assistant Alia Jones created a list of books that affirm Black childhood and encourage Black youth to dream, speak up, and get started on the path towards liberation.

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Recent events have shone a light on violence and systemic racism in our nation. Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Library Director, Paula Brehm-Heeger, shares some thoughts on the library’s role in working collectively to build a more equitable community.

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In this episode of our “Inside the Writer’s Head” podcast, Dani McClain talks with educator, poet, youth advocate, and hip-hop artist Tim'm T. West about self-care in quarantine, moving back to Cincinnati, West's poetic memoirs, lessons from the AIDS crisis, creating community, and more.

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As February comes to a close, we’re keeping the celebration of Black History Month at the Library going throughout the rest of the year. One way is through our new book club partnership with blaCk Coffee Lounge.

What reading means to me

  • February 19, 2020 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
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Back and bigger than ever, the Library's third annual African American Read-In drew booklovers together for an afternoon celebrating Black writers and illustrators. There, we asked attendees to share what reading means to them.

Get to know Coretta Scott King

  • February 13, 2020 |
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Families of all ages are welcome to enjoy two free performances from The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati showcasing the life and legacy of a Civil Rights Movement legend in her own right, Coretta Scott King. Read on to learn more about the show.

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