Black History: Sherrod Family

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The Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will be celebrating Black History Month by hosting two programs by presenter Al Corbett, The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod ,and The Education of Fannie Sherrod, as well as the showing the movie BlacKkKlansman directed by Spike Lee.
On Monday, February 11 at 2:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will show BlacKkKlansman. This film by filmmaker Spike Lee, tells the true story of an African-American detective who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan. 135 min. R-rated.
On Thursday, February 21 at 7:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host The Life and Legacy of Jack Sherrod. This presentation by historian Al Corbett will honor Black History Month through the personal story of Jack Sherrod, showcasing his evolution from a slave to a United States Colored Troops soldier during the Civil War, and ultimately, to a free landowner.
On Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 pm, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System will host The Education of Fannie Sherrod.  In this presentation historian and Sherrod descendent, Al Corbett, will discuss the history and struggle to educate African-Americans preceding and following the Civil War.  Through an exploration of his family history, Corbett will explain the evolving role religious communities had in educating America’s enslaved and freed populations.
Celebrate Black History Month at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System, located at 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville. Registration is suggested for all programs. For more information about the library’s programs call 609-883-8294, e-mail lawprogs@mcl.org or visit www.mcl.org.

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