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The Enid Public Library invites members of the public to a special poster exhibition, A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibit will be displayed throughout the month of February in celebration of Black History Month. The library is open Monday-Thursday 9 am-7 pm and Friday-Saturday 9 am-6 pm.
“A Place for All People” is a commemorative poster exhibition that celebrates the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture on September 24, 2016. The exhibition highlights key artifacts that tell the rich and diverse story of the African American experience. From the child-size shackles of a slave and the clothing worn by Carlotta Walls on her first day at Little Rock Central High School to Chuck Berry’s Gibson guitar, “Maybellene,” and the track shoes worn by Olympian Carl Lewis, the exhibition presents a living history that reflects challenge, triumph, faith and hope.
The poster exhibition and related educational resources are an opportunity for the Enid Public Library to showcase its work in sharing the many stories of African American and African diaspora people and their contributions to the local community and the American story. Members of the public may visit enid.okpls.org/black-history-month for genealogy resources, for more history of African Americans in Oklahoma, and for reading lists by Black authors and creators. An educational display is also in the library lobby featuring the achievements of Black Americans throughout history to present day.