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Posted on: February 5, 2020

Warren County Memorial Library Celebrates African-American History Month

Warren County Memorial Library celebrates African-American History Month through literacy, culture, and the arts. The highlight will be two special programs featuring scholars with local connections. In addition to these programs, the library will have celebratory book displays, bookmarks, reading lists, and activities.

African Americans and the Vote

February 17th, 2020 – 2:00-3:00

Dr. Carlton Wilson, historian and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at North Carolina Central University, will examine Black History Month 2020’s theme: African Americans and the Vote. This presentation will cover the struggle of African Americans to gain and maintain the right to vote, emphasizing the importance of exercising a constitutional right that is the most important element of freedom and equality.

How Sweet It Is: The Musical Story of Marvin Gaye

February 29th, 2020 – 11:30-12:30

Musicologist Howard Burchette will present a look into the musical history of Marvin Gaye. Burchette has over 23 years of broadcast experience on Public Radio. Currently, he hosts The Funk Show from 4pm to 7pm Saturdays on 90.7 WNCU FM. This presentation will cover the phenomenal career of the Prince of Motown and will include music and images.

To learn more about African-American History Month 2020 visit the official website: https://www.africanamericanhistorymonth.gov/ . To view the writings, notes, and photographs that comprise the Library of Congress’s Rosa Parks Collection, go to https://www.loc.gov/collections/rosa-parks-papers/about-this-collection/.

For More Information about Library Programs: Go to www.wcmlibrary.org for event details and additional programs offered. All library programs are free and open to the public. Visit the library for more information and resources at 119 S. Front Street, Warrenton, NC 27589. Phone: 252-257-4990.

 

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