Celebrate Black History Month

Celebrate Black History month at the Jessamine County Public Library with programs for all ages! 

Jessamine County Black History Month Celebration
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Come celebrate African-American history and heritage in Jessamine County. The whole community is encouraged to be part of this fun, family gala. Registration is not required.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  
Refreshments provided by the Jessamine County Fiscal Court.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM  
Community resource tables and presentations by the Macedonia Baptist Church and Gospel Word Missionary Church.

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM 
Performance by The Imani Dance and Drum Company 
Under the direction of Harlina Churn-Diallo, the Imani Dance & Drum Company is a high-energy, educational, audience-friendly group. They will share African drumming, singing, dancing and cultural knowledge. Participants will have the chance to play African instruments, dance, and sing along with the performers.

2:00 PM to 2:45 PM  
The Ron Spriggs Exhibit of the Tuskegee Airmen
Ron Spriggs is an oral historian, lecturer, speaker, and curator of Tuskegee Airmen, whose intention is to illuminate these unsung “Gladiators of the Skies.” Mr. Spriggs believes that Tuskegee Airmen are not just black history, they are American history. He also posits that history untold is history lost. This is why Ron has worked tirelessly since 2002 as a “Voice of the Tuskegee Airmen.” 

In partnership with the C.A.R.E. Group of Jessamine County.

Black History Hall of Fame 
Sunday, February 25
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Celebrate Black History month with a performance of “Black History Hall of Fame” by Bright Star Touring Theatre.  This fast-paced adventure features hall-of-famers who have shaped our nation’s past, present, and future! In just 45 minutes you will see everyone from Maya Angelou and Aretha Franklin to the Buffalo Soldiers and Mae Jemison – and that’s just to name a few. Young audience volunteers and incredibly talented performers bring this show to life in every way.

Best for ages K-5th grade. Registration is not required.

Performers in Bright Star Touring Theatre.

JCPL Book Club
Monday, February 26
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Join us for a group discussion of Jesmyn Ward’s critically acclaimed Sing, Unburied, Sing. Registration is required, and copies of the book will be available for checkout at the Customer Service Desk. Refreshments will be served.