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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Black History Month

Image link with two African American face silhouettes. We have events planned for Black History Mont

Different events scheduled all month long!

We invite you to check out these informative and educational programs dedicated to Black History.

• Topic Discussion Panel 
Guest speakers and presenters: Dr. Joseph Burzynski, Esther Pippins, and Christian Pippins, will lead a panel discussion on various researched topics related to Black History Month. Including: Black Women of the Movement, and Unknown Black History Facts. All ages. Free to attend.
Saturday, February 8, 2:00 PM. 

• African American Read-In 
Broughton Branch Library is co-hosting an event for everyone to come listen to works of famous and local African Americans read aloud. Call (903) 237-1326 to speak with Nita for more information (call (903) 237-1345 if Broughton isn’t open). Light refreshments provided, and a giveaway for attendees. All ages. Free to attend.
Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 PM. At Broughton Branch Library

• Movie Night: “If Beale Street Could Talk” (R)
Romantic drama adapted from James Baldwin’s novel. Set in 1970s New York, it tells the story of Clementine and Alonzo, centering on the emotional bonds holding two African American families together and explores love within black life.
Ages 18+ due to language and adult content. Free to attend. Free popcorn served.
Thursday, February 13, 6:00 PM

• Choir Singing
Foster Middle School will be here to sing a selection of songs in the Moeschle Room. Discussion and readings included afterwards. All ages. Free to attend.
Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 PM

• Movie Night: “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” (PG)
Adapted from the Christopher Paul Curtis novel. In 1963, a couple and their three children take a road trip to Birmingham, Alabama, where history unfolds during the civil-rights movement. All ages. Free to attend. Free popcorn served.
Co-hosted with the Longview Unity & Diversity Committee.
Thursday, February 27, 6:00 PM.

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