As part of African American History Month at Cobb County Public Library System locations, thought provoking programs on history and social change are scheduled for Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the Switzer, Mountain View, and South Cobb libraries.

Each program is free and open to the public. The February 9 lineup includes:

WeWillShootBackStorytelling for Black History with Josie Bailey at South Cobb Regional Library. Professional storyteller Josie Bailey will tell stories for all ages about black history. She finds hope and inspiration in the stories of the lives of people of today and our history. She has toured throughout the Southeast for more than two decades as a storyteller and inspirational speaker.

Monday Evening Lecture: We Will Shoot Back – Armed Resistance in the Mississippi Freedom Movement, at Switzer Library. Author Dr. Akinyele Umoja of Georgia State University will discuss his book on gun ownership, the Second Amendment and armed resistance during the Civil Rights Movement. The discussion and book signing is co-sponsored by the Cobb County Public Library System, the Auburn Avenue Research Library of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, and GSU. This is the second program in the Monday Evening Lecture series in February at Switzer Library.

Strategies for Change, a program led by Dr. Seneca Vaught of Kennesaw State University, will be presented at Mountain View Regional Library. Dr. Vaught will also present this program on strategic change in the Post-Civil Rights Era on February 23, 7 p.m., at Switzer Library.

For information on upcoming events at the Cobb libraries, visit the calendar at



Three Monday Evening Programs on African American History
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