• By Mara Lynn Newman
  • Posted Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Library Honors Black History Month

"At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington is the theme this year. We've planned a month of thought-provoking programs just for you to learn more about Black History in the United States. Join us as much as you can.

Carver School Road Branch
February 5 and 7 at 10am — An African American Read-In.
February 7 at 4:00 pm — Movie feature about Selma. Call 703-2910 for the title.
February 23 at 3:00 pm — Tiffany Warren, author of Don’t Tell A Soul, book signing

Central Library
February 8 at 12:00 noon — Curator Earl Ijames shares information about the Emancipation Proclamation and showcases slave relics.
RESCHEDULED to April 19 at 10:00 am — Kenneth Zogry, Ph.D, Historian and Museum Consultant presents “North Carolina’s Long Civil Rights Movement." Dr. Zogry is sponsored by the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Road Scholars program. This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Central Library features movies by African American directors. All movies will be shown at 6:00 pm Mondays, and please call the Popular Library desk at 703-3050 for the movie titles.

  • February 4 - John Singleton movie
  • February 11 - Spike Lee movie
  • February 18 - Gina Price-Bythwoods movie
  • February 25 - Lee Daniels movie

Clemmons Branch
Two book display areas have been combined to highlight Martin Luther King and the 150th year Emancipation Proclamation theme. We are using children’s books as well. A film will be shown on February 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the Clemmons Auditorium. Call 703-2920 for the title.

Kernersville Branch
An African American Read-In will be held Monday, Feb. 25 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. A month-long display of books by and about African Americans, Abraham Lincoln, and the Emancipation Proclamation is featured.

Malloy-Jordan/East Winston Heritage Center
Friday, February 15, members of the Winston Salem Chapter of The Black Panther Party will present a panel discussion and poster exhibit between 10:00 am and 4:30 pm.
February 18th at 10:00 am — An African American Read-In
Month-long display of books on the History of Slavery, Emancipation Proclamation and Civil Rights.

Southside Branch
Screening the 2012 PBS documentary "Slavery by Another Name" on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 pm in the auditorium.

Lewisville Branch
February 12 at 3:00 pm — Movie showing. Call 703-2940 for the title.
February 26 at 7:00 pm — Friends Book Club discussing the book King Peggy

Walkertown Branch
“From Emancipation to Mass Incarceration: A Poet’s Perspective on the End Result” — A Conversation with Joanna Catherine Scott
Saturday, February 9, 10:30 am
Walkertown Auditorium

Joanna Catherine Scott, author of the Civil War and Reconstruction novels The Road from Chapel Hill and Child of the South, will speak about how history came alive for her after she befriended an inmate on Death Row in Raleigh, and how she transmuted that experience into the poetry collection An Innocent in the House of the Dead.

Reynolda Branch
African American Read-In from 2:00 to 8:00 pm on Monday, February 25.

Rural Hall Branch
Wednesday, February 13, at 2:00 pm — African American Read-In.
Wednesday, February 20, at 6:00 pm — Movie showing. Call 703-2970 for the title.

Mark your calendars for these enlightening events at Library locations near you!

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