Black Lives Matter event series at Hosmer Library

It's been called one of the most vibrant protest movements in recent history, and it's attracted its share of critics, as well. Join Macalester Professor Duchess Harris as she talks about the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter movement in this three-part event series at Hosmer Library:

See related materials: #BlackLivesMatter books for Kids, Teens and Adults.

Other upcoming library events related to black history:

A Good Time for the Truth panel discussion at Minneapolis Central Library, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.

  • Join authors Taiyon Coleman, Shannon Gibney and Carolyn Holbrook as they read their essays from the timely and powerful book, "A Good Time for the Truth," which features essays from 16 local writers on life as a person of color in Minnesota. Q&A will follow the reading.

Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota at East Lake Library, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:30 p.m.

  • A century before Kirby Puckett led the Minnesota Twins to World Series championships, Minnesota was home to countless talented African American baseball players. Hear the stories of unsung heroes and forgotten stars who battled discrimination and other hardships to play the game they loved from Frank M. White, author of "They Played for the Love of the Game" and son of a Minnesota black baseball legend.

History Comes Alive: Emily O. Goodridge Grey at Ridgedale Library, Thursday, Sept. 29 and North Regional Library, Saturday, Oct. 8

  • African American men and women shaped not just Minnesota, but the entire nation. Their history comes alive in this series of interactive dramatic reenactments. Emily O. Goodridge Grey was an African American social activist, pioneer and abolitionist in Minnesota during the 19th century.

Activism and Anthropology: A Reading and Dialogue About Race, Immigration and War at Minneapolis Central Library, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

  • What are the connections between the Black Lives Matter movement and Black liberation struggles in Brazil? What can labor activists learn from the experiences of Latino/a immigrants and labor struggles in the U.S. South? Authors Angela Stuesse, Christen A. Smith and David Vine will share their recently published works in a conversation about these questions and more.

Play by Play: Recalling Minnesotans and The Negro Baseball League at Minneapolis Central Library, Thursday, Nov. 17, 7 p.m.

  • Frank White, author of "They Played for the Love of the Game," and panelists with ties to the great players on the American Negro Baseball Leagues will bring to life the stars and the scenes as the sport was played in our community and around the country by Minnesota athletes. Hear inside stories from players' families and friends. Vintage photographs and baseball memorabilia will be on display.