Black History Month Jeopardy at a PWI: a how-to

Author:Spencer, Katrina, LB-Univ Librarian-GeneralUniversity of Virginia

Many small towns in predominantly white spaces offer rather few opportunities to celebrate the cultural life and contributions of underrepresented groups in society. Libraries may have the capacity to practice anti-racist methodologies and forge strong bonds with underrepresented groups by supporting and hosting culturally affirming programming. Black History Month Jeopardy was a success every February in Middlebury, Vermont for three years where Librarian Katrina Spencer arranged for contestants to be rewarded for their knowledge about the Black diaspora. The article below offers a step-by-step guide on how to plan a similar event. Tips regarding scheduling, funding, and prizes are all included.

Black History Month , diversity, games, programming, outreach
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Source Citation:

Katrina Lee Spencer (2020) Black History Month Jeopardy at a PWI: a how-to, Public Services Quarterly, 16:4, 265-272, DOI: 10.1080/15228959.2020.1816868

Public Services Quarterly
Published Date:
26 Nov 2020