Sunday, February 24, 2013

Library Display for Black History Month

The Winston County Library has recognized February as Black History Month and on Saturday, February 23, the Library was festooned with displays, photographs, posters and fabrics to mark the event.

Black History Month was created in 1926 in the United States, when historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History announced the second week of February to be "Negro History Week". This week was chosen because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In 1976, the federal government expanded this into Black History Month.

Lillian Henry, Elmetra Patterson, Elder Richard Moncrief
enjoy the display at Winston Co. Library
Elmetra Patterson has provided much of the material for the Library's display over the past five years which includes posters, family and area photographs and copies of historical photographs and posters from events such as the "March on Washington."  The display will remain in the Library until the end of February.
Patterson w Lorenda Eichelberger