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Ferry Ave. Library Branch to Celebrate Black History

Ferry Ave. Library Branch to Celebrate Black History with Three Programs

Film series, panel discussion and living history enactment featured in February


Contact: Mark Amorosi, Assistant Public Relations Officer, 856-772-1636 ext. 7323

“Their Eyes Were Watching God” will be one of the titles featured in a special film series at the Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch Library in observance of Black History Month.]

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 10, 2012 – The Camden County Library System will observe Black History Month with three programs scheduled at its Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. branch in February.

African American Film Series (adults)

Starting with a four-part African American Film Series, the library will screen a selection of titles depicting the struggle and achievements of African Americans. On four successive Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m. the public can sign up to watch “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”, Feb. 2; “Tuskegee Airmen”, Feb. 9; “Their Eyes Were Watching God”, Feb. 16; and “Precious”, Feb. 23

Writers of the Harlem Renaissance (adults)

“Writers of the Harlem Renaissance” will be the topic of a panel discussion focused on Langston Hughes, Jessie Fauset and other writers from this period of American History on Saturday, Feb. 4 at 2 p.m.

During the 1920s and 1930s in Harlem New York City, an awakening of race consciousness and artistic progression took place. This declaration of African-American independence became known as the Harlem Renaissance, the Negro Renaissance or the New Negro movement. Join Dr. Wayne Glasker and Professor Ewuare Osayande of Rutgers University - Camden to celebrate and explore the Harlem Renaissance.

Living History: Harriet Tubman (families)

The Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission offers a live Harriet Tubman enactment that promises to be entertaining as well as educational at the library on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.

Actor Millicent Sparks will portray Harriet Tubman who became the most famous “conductor” of the Underground Railroad to aid enslaved Africans escaping to the free states or Canada.

Registration for any of the programs is available by calling 856-342-9789 or through SIGNUP on the Web at .


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