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Join Joplin Public Library and the Post Art Library for an all-ages Black History Month celebration on

Saturday, February 22nd from 10:30 AM-12:00 PM.

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 are invited to visit interactive booths honoring notable African-American figures in both the past and present; topics will include 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 x 1038

or Jill Sullivan at 417-623-7943 x 1041

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