February is African American History Month! Celebrate all aspects of African American history in MCPL's Movies and Music area. We currently have a special display of DVDs featuring related titles. These DVDs range from documentaries, like Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream"  speech and The Jack5ons: A Family Dynasty, detailing the rise of the Jackson family, to feature films including Malcolm X  and Amistad . You might also enjoy some films by these African American directors: Spike Lee , John Singleton  or Kasi Lemmons . There are many other DVD titles about African American history  in our catalog.
Don't forget we also have a huge number of music CDs by African American artists. This wide variety includes artists like Robert Johnson , Nicki Minaj , David Baker , and Billie Holiday . You can also find numerous African American musicians on Freegal . These artists include Usher, Aretha Franklin, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Beyonce, Bessie Smith, Marvin Gaye, and many more. With Freegal you can download their songs for free!