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Black History Month Kindness Rocks

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
We are celebrating Black History Month by spreading love with Kindness Rocks!  Teens will get to decorate their own rocks with uplifting messages that spread kindness and love and will be displayed around the library.  Refreshments will be served.
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Lunch and a Movie

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sulphur Library
Sulphur Regional Meeting Room
Join us at the Sulphur Regional Library to watch a movie in celebration of Black History Month while enjoying a light lunch. Registration is required. 
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Black History Month: My DNA Journey: Georgetown University's Search for Descendants

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
Georgetown University's search for descendants of slaves it sold in 1838 led a trail to Grand Coteau, Louisiana.  Join us as Mr. Dorson Purdy talks about how his DNA research revealed him as one of the many descendants of slaves who were sold to a convent in Grand Coteau, Louisiana by Jesuit Priests of Georgetown University and the acknowledgment ceremony held at the same location. 

A display of the ceremony will stay in the meeting room for community observation.
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Black History Month: History of the Negro Spiritual

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Library (S. Lake Charles)
Central: DeBakey Meeting Room (large meeting room)
Dr. Naima Johnston - Bush will take us through the history of the Negro Spirituals and give us some insight as to how they influence our music today.
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Black History Month: The History of The Green Book

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Epps Library (N. Lake Charles)
Epps Memorial Meeting Room
Do you know how many African Americans travelled around the United States after Reconstruction?  They used The Green Book, a list of businesses that accepted African American patronage during the Jim Crow era when hotels, restaurants and other businesses were segregated.  Join us as we talk about the significance and importance of The Green Book in African American history.

Light refreshments will be served.

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