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Posted on: February 4, 2020

Black History Celebration at Joplin Public Library

Join Joplin Public Library and the Post Art Library for an all-ages Black History Month celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, February 22. The program will begin with a Living History presentation in which Nanda Nunnelly portrays Ona Judge, a courageous enslaved woman who escaped from and was relentlessly pursued by our first president, George Washington.

Following this presentation, attendees can visit interactive booths honoring notable African-American figures in both the past and present, focusing on local history, arts and culture, and African-American inventors.

JPL and PAL are proud to partner with the Minnie Hackney Community Service Center of Joplin and the Emancipation Committee for this exciting event.

For more information on this event, please contact Christina Matekel-Gibson at 417-623-7953, ext. 1038 or Jill Sullivan at 417-623-7953, ext.1041.

Since 1902, JPL has been fulfilling the information needs of citizens of Joplin and the surrounding community. JPL offers content to meet the informational, recreational, cultural enhancement and continuing educational needs of the general public.