Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The library has traditionally put together a display in February for Black History Month on such topics as:

  • the 50th Anniversary of the Brown vs. the Board of Education Supreme Court ruling
  • Black History and the West
  • Black Literary Award Winners
  • History of Jazz
  • Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s

The subject for this year’s library Black History Month display is a significant historic event: our nation’s first African-American President, Barack Obama.

Currently on display are materials and resources about President Obama--from his campaign to his inaugural--including posters of his presidential victory speech, as well as the entire text of his inaugural speech. Also included in the display are two books authored by Barack Obama, The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream (President Obama won a Grammy for his narration of the audio book), and Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance. This display can be found on both floors of the library. Come by and check it out.

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