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Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

June 7th, 2021
Juneteenth: The Second U.S. Independence Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library

Juneteenth – short for “June Nineteenth” – marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were told by Union troops that they were free. Since then, the date has become a national celebration of emancipation. Join us Tuesday, June 15th at 6:30 pm for a virtual discussion led by Ryan Saddler, CEO of the Friends of MLK, Inc. as we talk about the history and celebration of Juneteenth. Registration is required to receive Zoom meeting details. Register here: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/7647800 Keep up with our virtual programming on our Virtual Branch... Read More

Bettendorf Public Library’s Community Connections event will explore Iowa’s rich African American History

April 7th, 2021
Bettendorf Public Library's Community Connections event will explore Iowa’s rich African American History

Iowa’s rich part in African American history will be explored on April 8th at 7:00 PM at Community Connections – Endless Possibilities: Iowa’s African American History. The online program will feature the African American Museum of Iowa as they highlight historical events and people such as York, the first African American in Iowa and member of the Lewis and Clark expedition to Iowa becoming the first state to officially integrate its public schools. This free presentation will take place via GoToMeeting. Those wishing to attend can register online at http://events.bettendorflibrary.com/event/4957090... Read More