Monday, February 18, 2008

Black History Month

The New Haven Public Library will hold two special programs on Feb. 21 to celebrate Black History Month at the library at 133 Elm St.
The first, at 4 p.m. is a Make a Freedom Quilt event for children. Freedom quilts were used in the 19th century as secret maps to help runaway slaves find their way to freedom in the North, library officials said. For this project, children will decorate their own square, and enjoy stories, games, prizes and treats.
Then, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- W.E.B.DuBois: a Biography in Four Voices, which runs 116 minutes, will be shown. DuBois’ path-breaking works remain among the most significant and articulate ever produced on the subject of race, organizer said. Four prominent African American writers: Wesley Brown, Thulani Davis, Toni Cade Bambara, and Amiri Baraka, collaborated on this film biography, narrating successive periods of DuBois’ life and discussing his impact on their work.
There is no charge for either of the programs, and free parking is available. For more information, call 946-8835.

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