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Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System

Lawrenceville — The Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be celebrating Black History Month by hosting two programs, The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod ,and Slavery to Now through Music, as well as showing the movie Southside With You (2016).

On Monday, February 10 at 2:00pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will show Southside With You (2016). This docudrama tells the story of Barack Obama's first date with Michelle Robinson, his future wife, during the summer of 1989 in Chicago. 84 min. PG-13.

On Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod. This presentation by historian Al Corbett will honor Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner.

On Saturday, February 29 at 2:00pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host Slavery to Now through Music.  This multi-segment program coordinated by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County will feature African drumming in the native lands form of communication; Spiritual Hymns sung while picking cotton (a skit) with Don Evans Players; church choir music; blues/jazz and rap.

Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Registration is suggested for all programs. For more information about the library's programs call 609-883-8294, e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org or visit www.mcl.org.

Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System

Lawrenceville — The Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be celebrating Black History Month by hosting two programs by presenter Al Corbett, The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod ,and The Education of Fannie Sherrod, as well as the showing the movie BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee.
 
On Monday, February 11 at 2:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will show BlacKkKlansman. This film by filmmaker Spike Lee, tells the true story of an African-American detective who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. 135 min. R-rated.
 
On Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod. This presentation by historian Al Corbett will honor Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner.
 
On Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host The Education of Fannie Sherrod.  In this presentation historian and Sherrod descendent, Al Corbett, will discuss the history and struggle to educate African-Americans preceding and following the Civil War.  Through an exploration of his family history, Corbett will explain the evolving role religious communities had in educating America’s enslaved and freed populations.
 
Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Registration is suggested for all programs. For more information about the library’s programs call 609-883-8294, e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org or visit www.mcl.org.

Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System

Lawrenceville — The Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be celebrating Black History Month by hosting a variety of programs including a documentary screening of Prince Among Slaves, the first meeting of the African-American Literature Reading Circle and an African-American History Celebration on Saturday, February 25th.
 
On Thursday, February 16 at 6:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be showing the documentary Prince Among Slaves. This incredible true story recounts the life of an African Muslim prince who was sold into slavery. This movie is not rated and is 58 minutes long. Refreshments will be served. 
 
On Wednesday, February 22 at 6:30 pm, the African American Literature Reading Circle will host their first meeting to discuss and celebrate popular books written by African Americans. At the first meeting, participants will review the book selections for future months, including Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth by Richard Wright, The Street by Ann Petry, Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin, Sula by Toni Morrison, Salvage The Bones by Jesmyn Ward, and The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.
 
On Saturday, February 25 from 1:00-4:00 pm, join the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System for an African-American History Celebration. Come to celebrate culture and heritage with Brazilian Dance, African Drumming and the "Lifting Every Voice" skit performance by the Don Evans Players. This event is co-sponsored by The African American Cultural Collaborative of Mercer County and the Friends of the Lawrence Library.
 
Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Registration is suggested for all programs. For more information about the library's programs call 609-989-6920, e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org or visit www.mcl.org.
 

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