If you will protest courageously, and yet with dignity and Christian love, when the history books are written in future generations, the historians will have to pause and say, "There lived a great people—a black people—who injected new meaning and dignity into the veins of civilization."

—Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ( Address at Montgomery AL, 31 Dec. 1955)

Black History Month Events at the Farmington Community Library
February, 2012

Programs and Exhibits

Arts League of MichiganArts League of Michigan

January 4 through February, 2012 in the Main Library

African American artwork will be on display at the Main Library, courtesy of the Arts League of Michigan.

John BrownJacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown

January 16 through February 27, 2012 in the Main Library

A traveling exhibit from Wayne State University, Jacob Lawrence and the Legend of John Brown, will be on display at the Main Library, January 16–February 27, 2012.This traveling informational display includes digitized images of artwork by notable African American artist Jacob Lawrence, as well as descriptive text that explains and puts into art historical context, his important series The Legend of John Brown, a suite of 22 silkscreen prints. The original prints are owned by the Wayne State University Art Collection and reside on the 2nd floor of the David Adamany Undergraduate Library at Wayne State.

Lois Sprengnether-KeelSpider Gets Around: Anansi Travel Tales

Wednesday, February 8 in the Main Library Auditorium at 10:30 a.m.

Storyteller Lois Sprengnether-Keel welcomes people of all ages to hear her stories about Anansi the Spider and his many traveling adventures.

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