February is Black History Month. Wisconsin libraries are holding special events to celebrate the achievements of African-Americans. Here are a few examples:
- Minneapolis' Mixed Blood Theatre will perform Black Eagle, a play about Dr. Ronald McNair (pictured above). McNair was a scientist who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger in 1986. Black Eagle will be performed Feb. 21 at the Goodman South branch of the Madison Public Library.
- Milwaukee Public Library will host several Black History Month events, including tall tales, children's stories by black celebrities, and African American trivia.
- Racine Public Library is celebrating Black History Month with guest speakers and movies each week in February.