East Chicago Public Library celebrates Black History Month - The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond

2013-01-29T10:55:00Z 2013-01-29T10:59:29Z East Chicago Public Library celebrates Black History Month - The Harlem Renaissance and BeyondContributed by Cheryl L. Smith | East Chicago Public Library nwitimes.com

EAST CHICAGO | "The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond" is the theme for the African American Heritage Program celebrating Black History Month at the East Chicago Public Library. The public is invited to attend this FREE special program featuring Spiritual Feet Dance Co., Dunimus Productions and Destined for Greatness who will perform unforgettable songs and dances from the 1920's and beyond. In addition, literature and poetry will be recited by local author Latonya Hicks and long time East Chicago resident, Mr. Orlando Johnson. This event will be held at the Main Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive on Saturday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m.

In conjunction with the celebration of the African American community, the library is featuring a display in the Templeton Gallery, which is located in the Main Library filled with artifacts and photographs of the Harlem Renaissance era and into the 21st Century. The gallery exhibit will run through February 28, 2013.

Refreshments and fellowship will follow this program and all are welcomed. For more information, please contact Ms. Cheryl Smith, Interim Department Head of Public Relations at 219.397.2453 Ext. 11 or via e-mail at csmith@ecpl.org.

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