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Displays, books, films and music are all a part of the pageant

In-person and on-line applications, staff-curated booklists and films, and a group of on-line sources honoring the wealthy historical past of African People locally and the Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (HCPLC) celebrates black historical past month,

Two featured on-line applications are “Dr. Bethune Involves Life” and “Robert W. Saunders: Braveness and Sacrifice within the Midst of Jim Crow.”

  • Dr. Bethune involves life
    Wednesday, February 9, 6 – 6:45 PM
    Ersula Odom’s in-character efficiency brings Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune to life earlier than your eyes as “Dr. Bethune” shares influential moments from her extraordinary life. A dwell question-and-answer session will observe the demonstration. Advisable for all ages.
  • Robert W. Saunders: Braveness and Sacrifice within the Center of Jim Crow
    Monday, February 14, 6 – 7 pm
    Take a important take a look at the methods Robert W. Saunders used to face up towards institutional racism and discrimination in Tampa in his position as Florida NAACP subject secretary within the Fifties and Sixties. This presentation by Fred Hearns (curator of Black Historical past for the Tampa Bay Historical past Heart) is predicated on Saunders’ 2000 publication “Bridging the Hole: Persevering with the Florida NAACP Legacy of Harry T. Moore.” Advisable for youngsters and adults.

Particular person applications embody guide discussions on a lot of choose titles and movie productions. Registration is required for every occasion as participation is restricted.

on-line archive

In depth on-line collections are additionally out there:

  • Black Historical past within the Tampa Bay Space options images from the Burgert Brothers Photographic Assortment, which incorporates historic images of Tampa Bay from the late 1800s to the early Sixties.
  • Our Lives, Our Legacy: The Hillsborough Black Expertise preserves the tales of African American county residents.
  • The Black Newspaper Assortment, the archives spanning 1893 to 2005, is a window into each day life.
  • Black Life in America illustrates the life recorded by the information media.
  • African American Heritage is a mixture of sources dedicated to African American household historical past analysis.

These and different beneficial sources can be found via library companies. assembly HCPLC.org,

High picture: Quite a lot of collections and sources out there on African American historical past HCPLC.org



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