The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library is proud to celebrate Black History Month in February with a family program titled, At the Crossroads of Freedom & Equality: Celebrating 150 Years/Emancipation Proclamation (1863-2013)scheduled from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, February 23 in the McMaster Center at Main Library, 325 Michigan St. This lively program is FREEand open to the public. Please join us and experience the anticipation, determination and joy of a people on the first step to freedom in America.
·Watch Night Jubilee by New Works Writers Series, Adapted and directed by Dr. Imelda Hunt, Cast: New Works Writers Series and the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB)
·The Emancipation Proclamation & The March on Washington by Professor Angela Siner, University of Toledo
·Central Catholic High School Gospel Choir, Duane Hammond, Director
·Mime/Dance by Aleshia Miller “Jesus” sung by Le’Andria Johnson
·Spoken Word Artists
·Art Exhibit, Cultural Reflections – Gallery 2nd Floor (on view Jan. 28-Feb. 28) featuring Alice Grace and other area artists
The annual observation of Black History Month was originated in 1926 by African American historian Carter G. Woodson, as “Negro History Week.” Woodson chose February because it marked the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, two Americans who Carter believed influenced the lives of black Americans. Discover more on Black History Month at your neighborhood Library location.
For additional information visit toledolibrary.org, or call 419.259.5200.
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