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Jan. 21, 2016
Library to honor African Americans in local media during Black
History Month
Historically, African Americans have struggled for adequate and
accurate representation in mass media. In celebration of Black History
Month, local heroes who made a difference in mainstream and African
American owned media will share the political, cultural and economic
barriers they encountered and how they brought about change in the
industry during the series Finding a Voice and Shaping an Identity:
African Americans and the Media beginning 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb.
6, at the Main Library.
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Main Library Events
African Americans in the Television Anchor’s Seat
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m.
Local television anchormen Courtis Fuller, Clyde Gray and John Lomax share how they got started in
broadcasting, their challenges and the changes they’ve observed in the industry.
Genealogy and Newspapers
Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m.
Television content coordinator and accomplished genealogist Thomas Jordan presents a workshop on
genealogy research techniques using newspapers. Co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Genealogical
Society.
Cincinnati Black Press and Its Editors
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2 p.m.
As The Cincinnati Herald celebrates its 60th anniversary, its publisher emerita Marjorie Parham, current
publisher Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney and historian and author Najiyyah Duncan share the rich history
of Black newspapers and lead a lively discussion on the future of the Black press.
WCIN Radio–A Cincinnati Icon
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2 p.m.
Hitting the airwaves in October 1953, WCIN-AM, the oldest Black radio station west of the Mississippi
River, opened the door for other Black formatted stations to exist in the area. WCIN on-air personality
Everett Cork and local historian, author and former WCIN reporter Gina Ruffin Moore will examine the
station’s important role in the community.
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(513) 369-6967
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In addition, many of the 40 Library branches will celebrate Black History Month with programs,
storytimes, music, special book club selections and art. All programs are free and registration is not
required. For information about Black History Month programming at branch locations, visit
www.CincinnatiLibrary.org. For more information call 513-369-6905.
About The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is one of the oldest, largest, and busiest libraries
in the United States, serving a population of over 800,000 with a collection of more than 9 million
items. In support of its mission of connecting people with the world of ideas and information, the
Library also offers a wide variety of services and more than 20,000 free programs each year . For more
information, visit CincinnatiLibrary.org.
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