Friday, February 7, 2014

Celebrate Black History Month!

In honor of Black History Month, the St. Louis Public Library and Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville announce some special programs:

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, St. Louis Public Library presents a four-part series of film screenings and facilitated discussions called "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle, Part II."

The first events are next week, with the screening of a movie called "Slavery By Another Name," which documents the new forms of forced labor that kept thousands of African-Americans in chains until the onset of World War II.
Monday, 10 February
6:30 p.m., St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive St., Auditorium

The following day, you are invited to attend a conversation on slavery at the library led by Dr. Olubukola Gbadegesin, from St. Louis University.
Tuesday, 11 February
6:30 p.m., St. Louis Public Library, 1301 Olive St., Carnegie Room
Both events are free and require no pre-registration. More information on from Tom Pearson, 314-539-0385.

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For those of you in Illinois, a lecture entitled "Genealogy, Know Your Roots," featuring author and family historian, Bernice Bennett, will focus on the role DNA plays in genealogy. Ms. Bennett will discuss the types of DNA tests available and how to integrate DNA results into your genealogy. Some DNA testing kits will be given away to attendees.
Tuesday, 11 February
11:00 a.m.
Morris University Center/Mississippi-Illinois Room
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
This is a free event and does not require pre-registration. More information from Anee Korme, 618-650-2689.

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