Northwest Regional Library
The African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) is located at 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311.
Since its opening in 2002, AARLCC has become an integral part of the community, offering classes in computer technology and educational, recreational, and cultural programs on a regular basis. AARLCC has displayed over 38 major exhibits and offered 184 cultural programs to over 895,000 customer. Celebrities, noted authors and international speakers have made AARLCC a thriving center, a vital component of the community.
Recently, AARLCC has received a prestigious Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant to install a virtual reality Harlem Renaissance exhibit in October 2017 that will travel to five African American Museums throughout the state of Florida.
The exhibition is based on "Virtual Harlem", an established digital humanities project by Bryan Carter, an Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of Arizona, who specializes in African American literature of the 20th Century, with a primary focus on the Harlem Renaissance and digital culture.
The IMLS grant, received through the Broward County Public Library Foundation, is one of 16 grants to museums in ten states for the African American History and Culture grant program.
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