Ormond Beach Library Celebrates Black History Month

By on January 22, 2018 in Community Stories

Ormond Beach, FL– The Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., will celebrate
black history and culture with seven free programs in February.

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black
Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of
African-Americans in U.S. history.

The lineup includes:

· The Truth: 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. The Good Brother Malcolm,
a Palm Coast resident will share a personal story about his life in
spoken word poetry format.

·  Message in Music: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4. Jim Stewart,
Ph.D., a professor emeritus at Pennsylvania State University, will
explore political commentary in black music.

· How to Tell a Story: 10:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 6. Dr.
Clara Bivens of the National Association of Black Storytellers will
lead this workshop. She will affirm that “everyone has a story” and
explain how to structure, develop and tell that story.

· Protesting in America: 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. Lawrence N.
Green will lead a panel discussion that explores different types of
protests happening in the United States. Panelists include Robenia B.
Gary, Ph.D., a retired professor from Bowie State University; Lawrence
E. Gary, Ph.D., professor emeritus from Howard University; and Robert
Huggins, former deputy superintendent of the Erie County Correctional
Facility.

· The Kemetic (Egyptian) Judgment Scene Decoded: 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 11. Palm Coast resident Robert W. Whiting will explain the
ancient Egyptian belief that upon death, one’s fate in the afterlife
was determined by weighing the heart. Whiting is a historian who
specializes in Nile Valley civilizations.

· Lunchtime movie: 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21. Watch
“Roman J. Israel, Esq.” starring Denzel Washington. The 2017
American legal drama film follows lawyer Roman J. Israel, an idealistic
defense attorney who finds himself in tumultuous events that lead to a
crisis and the need for extreme action.

· History as Spirituality: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb.
28. Kwando Kinshasa, Ph.D., professor emeritus of sociology at the John
Jay College of Criminal Justice will explore the experiences of
African-American veterans.

Reservations are not required. For more information, call the library
at 386-676-4191, option 4.

Copyright Southern Stone Communications 2018

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