Heart of a People: Black Women in Society and CulturePublished: 02/24/2012 7:00 am
through the years presented originally by the Bronze Raven, and later by the Toledo Club of the National Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc., of which Brown is an active member. The Toledo Club of NBPWC has presented the annual Debutante Cotillion for the past 47 years. This year will mark the Club’s 48th presentation whereby area college-bound African American high school senior young ladies are presented to society as women.
· Area Spoken Word Artists: Hear spoken word from area poets and artists Elevated Thinkin’ (Norris Finley), Huntor Prey, Kesha Machaeterre, and Ky Learic
· Connect with the Past by Creating a Hat. Have fun while creating your own grand hat made of paper as we celebrate the African-American tradition that blends high fashion, deep spirituality and respect for ancestors.
Light refreshments will be served.
FREE PARKING in the underground lot of Main Library
The annual observation of Black History Month was originated in 1926 by African American historian Carter G. Woodson, as “Negro History Week.” Woodson chose February because it marked the birthdays of President Abraham Lincoln and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, two Americans who Carter believed influenced the lives of black Americans. Discover more on Black History Month at Your Library.
This event is generously sponsored in part by The Library Legacy Foundation