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Telling a People’s Story: African American Children’s Illustrated Literature Opens

November 1 @ 9:00 am - December 20 @ 8:00 pm

Telling A People's Story flier

“Telling a People’s Story” is the first museum exhibit on this topic and is organized by the Miami University Art Museum through a grant from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

This traveling panel exhibit highlights diverse African-American experiences through the lens of children’s books and features art produced for book illustrations. The Athens library is only one of the exhibit’s many stops on a cross-country tour including universities, museums, public and academic libraries, and K-12 schools.

“Telling a People’s Story” goes beyond exploring social justice– it affirms and celebrates African-American identities. According to the exhibit’s description, besides offering “an internal look into the need for validation and the creation of positive self-images,” it also raises awareness about a field still lacking sufficient representation of minorities. (https://blogs.miamioh.edu/tellingapeoplesstory/exhibition/)

On exhibit November 1 through December 20 in the library atrium.  

Details

Start:
November 1 @ 9:00 am
End:
December 20 @ 8:00 pm
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Website:
myacpl.org/events

Organizer

Athens County Public Libraries
Phone:
740-753-2118
Email:
blachman@myacpl.org
Website:
myacpl.org

Venue

Athens Public Library
30 Home Street
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Phone:
740-592-4272
Website:
http://www.athenscounty.lib.oh.us