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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Black History Month Events at the Bedford Library

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Celebrate Black History Month with this exciting event lineup at the Bedford Public Library:

  • “City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign” Poster Exhibit: This poster exhibit examines the Poor People’s Campaign, a grassroots multiracial movement that drew thousands to Washington D.C. For 43 days in 1968, demonstrators demanded social reforms while living side-by-side on the National Mall in a tent city, known as “Resurrection City.” The exhibit will be on display all February in the Library lobby. 
  • Dallas the First 100 Years, Monday, February 5 at 7 p.m.: Join Hidden History DFW and learn the instrumental role African Americans had in shaping Dallas’ modern community. 
  • Green “LIT”erature Storytime, Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.: The Alpha Beta Iota Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha will host this special storytime celebrating African American authors. This program is for children ages 5-12 and includes a craft. 
  • Bessie Coleman STEM Activity, Saturday, February 24 at 2 p.m.: Learn about Bessie Coleman, the first African American female pilot, and make a glider airplane to take home. Children must be 5 years or older to attend. 

For additional details, visit the Library’s event calendar.

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