Black History Month 2016

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<p>PowerPoint Presentation</p> <p>Celebrate Black History Monthat the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County</p> <p>Explore black history, art, music, literature, and other topics at the Library in February.</p> <p>Historically, African Americans have struggled for adequate and accurate representation in mass media.</p> <p>Learn how they changed political, cultural, and economic barriers in the newspaper, television and radio industries.</p> <p>The program African Americans in the Television Anchors Seat takes place 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Main Library.</p> <p>Local TV anchormen Courtis Fuller, Clyde Gray, and John Lomax share their stories from the news desk. </p> <p>The program Genealogy and Newspapers takes place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Main Library.</p> <p>Learn how to do genealogy research using newspapers. This program is co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Genealogical Society.</p> <p>The program Cincinnati Black Press and Its Editors takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, at the Main Library.</p> <p>The Cincinnati Herald celebrates its 60th anniversary by sharing the rich history of black newspapers and talking about the future of the black press.</p> <p>The discussion will be led by Herald publisher emerita Marjorie Parham, current publisher Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney, and historian/author Najiyyah Duncan.</p> <p>The program WCIN Radio A Cincinnati Icon takes place at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Main Library.</p> <p>Hitting the airwaves in October 1953, WCIN-AM was the oldest black radio station east of the Mississippi River and it opened the door for other black-formatted stations in the area.</p> <p>WCIN on-air personality Everett Cork and local historian, author, and former WCIN reporter Gina Ruffin Moore will examine the stations role in the community through the decades.</p> <p>There are plenty of other programs for all ages at various Library branch locations.</p> <p>Discuss books, learn about African American art and the Underground Railroad, hear drums, and experience theater and dance. </p> <p>For a full list of programs at your local Library, check our program calendar.</p> <p>To learn more about your own familys history, stop by the award-winning Genealogy &amp; Local History Department at the Main Library.</p> <p>The library owns local African American newspapers and select out-of-town editions. Plus the Genealogy &amp; Local History Department subscribes to several journals that are dedicated to African American genealogy.</p> <p>Or go online. Research databases include Ancestry.coms Library Edition which offers slave narratives and other resources.</p> <p>Call 513-369-6905 to learn more.</p>