A variety of programs are scheduled for African American History Month in February at Cobb libraries.
The African American History Month Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, February 8, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at Switzer Library in Marietta. Special appearances for the event include Ravan Durr, the South Cobb High School Platinum Steppers, Helen Battiste, Daniel Black, and the A.L. Burruss Unity Drummers.
Additional events include:
- Switzer Library’s Wednesday Evening Lecture Series begins February 5 at 7 p.m. with The Civil Rights Era in Atlanta by Ivy Holliman Way, PhD, a lecturer of history at Kennesaw State University. Upcoming lectures in the series also include The Tuskegee Airmen of Georgia by researcher and author Zellie Rainey Orr; Rosenwald Schools by Jeanne Cyriaque of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources; and Gullah-Geechee of Coast Georgia & South Carolina by Seneca Vaught, PhD, Kennesaw State assistant professor of history and interdisciplinary studies.
- African American History Month Family Bingo Night at West Cobb Regional Library, Monday, February 3 at 6 p.m. Learn about famous African Americans and events while having fun playing bingo. Registration is not required. All ages.
- Who is Harriet Tubman? at South Cobb Regional Library in Mableton on Monday, February 3, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Professional actor/singer Christine Dixon will perform an entertaining and educational 50-minute play based on the life and times of Harriet Tubman. All ages.
Other events for African American History Month include Monday evening films at Switzer Library, special story times for children at various locations, and a genealogy workshop at Powder Springs. For more information, please visit CCPLS’ February calendar.