Black History Month Festival at the SE Arlington Library Branch

24 Feb

Saturday, February 26, 2011, from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, come to the Southeast Branch Library in Arlington to celebrate African-American culture!

Schedule of Events:

10:00 a.m. Cornerstone Baptist Church Gospel Choir

10:30 a.m. Genealogy Workshop

12:00 p.m. Ferguson Junior High Step Team

12:15 p.m. Ashworth Elementary School Choir

12:30 p.m. “Reading, Writing and the Black Experience.” Shewanda Riley of Tarrant County College discusses how literacy has influenced black history.

1:30 p.m. “African-American Literature: Illusion and Reality.” Evelyn Wilson of Tarrant County College discusses the literary canon of black America from early writers to present day popular authors.

2:30 p.m. “Why We Celebrate Black History Month.” W. Marvin Dulaney of UT Arlington discusses the effort to ensure the history of African-Americans is included in the “American Story”

3:30 p.m. Melody Bell, griot/storyteller. Traditional storytelling with poetry, songs, instruments and circle games. Everybody gets to participate!

Children can create African-themed crafts throughout the afternoon. The library will have an African-American history display for the entire month. For all ages.

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