February is Black History Month


This year’s theme for Black History Month is Civil Rights in America to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and we at the LCOPL are here to help and celebrate! We encourage students, teachers, and anyone who is interested in learning about African American history to come visit us.

Need to do a project? We are putting together our Black History displays. And we have an extensive collection of books, DVDs, eBooks, and Audiobooks about Mississippi’s civil rights history. Please inquire about our collection on the University of Mississippi in 1962. Most of it is not pretty, but we all believe here at the LCOPL that if you do not learn from the past you are doomed to repeat it. Ask us to unlock some documents in our Mississippi Room; they cannot be checked out, but we welcome anyone to look at them inside the library.  We also have put together a handy bookmark with a list of online resources you may use for your research. And we have a link to these sources on this blog’s homepage under “Library Links”.

Do not forget that the LCOPL will be screening The Loving Story on Monday, February 10th at 6 pm in conjunction with the Library Ambassadors, the Center for Southern Culture, University of Mississippi Libraries, and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation as part of their Created Equal film series. Click here for more information about all of the events surrounding this documentary.

Any questions? Feel free to call us (662) 234-5751, post them here, or come in and ask.

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