Black History Month
at the Farmington Community Library:
February, 2008

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Art Exhibit—January & February, 2008

Ivan Stewart

Flipper's Charge
For Ivan Stewart, a local artist and former teacher, the beauty in his art is the opportunity it gives him to record events that have been left out of history books.

Ivan Stewart's art work is on display at the Main Library during January and February. The display will feature the Buffalo Soldiers, the Tuskegee Airmen and the Black West.

Ivan Stewart Presents

"The Buffalo Soldier"
Saturday, February 2, 2:00 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium

Serving with Pride: Painting by Ivan Stewart
Join Ivan Stewart as he discusses the 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiment - better known as the Buffalo Soldiers, as well as the Tuskegee Airmen and the Black West.

As Mr. Stewart reminds us,
"One has to remember that 90% of these men came out of slavery with hardly any clothing on their backs and saw an opportunity to serve their country."

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Rachel E. Danquah

Rachel E. Danquah

Resistance to Slavery in Michigan

Monday, February 18, 7:00 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium

Rochelle E. Danquah, a local historian, will lead a dialogue on the history of the Underground Railroad in the United States. Come and learn about the individual stories of determination and freedom, and Michigan's role in this resistance movement.

Road to Freedom:
Farmington and the Underground Railroad Movement

Thursday, February 28, 7:00 p.m.
Farmington Branch Meeting Room

Rochelle E. Danquah will present a discussion on Farmington's Founding Fathers and the community's role and contribution to the Underground Railroad movement in Michigan. Local historians are invited to attend and share their stories.
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