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Frederick Douglass

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Ettrick-Matoaca Library
Ettrick-Matoaca Meeting Room
Nathan Richardson reenacts Frederick Douglass’s life as a slave, his escape to freedom and his rise as a great writer, orator, and abolitionist.  Children will hear Douglass’s “What to the Slave is the 4th of July” speech.  For grades K-12.  Registration begins Feb. 5.

A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month program.
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Frederick Douglass

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bon Air Library
Bon Air Combined Room A & B
Poet, author and spoken word performer Nathan M. Richardson details the life of Frederick Douglass as a slave, from his time as a slave to his escape and his rise as a great writer, orator and abolitionst.  For all ages.  Registration beings Feb. 5.

A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month program.
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Speaking of Jazz with Victor Haskins Skein

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
North Courthouse Road Library
North Courthouse Road Meeting Room
Hear how jazz music developed over time in this interactive performance! Learn the basic concepts behind jazz and other music rooted in African-American culture, such as improvisation, rhythm, and communication.  Victor Haskins' Skein will perform music from different eras to demonstrate compositions and stylistic developments from black musicians throughout the history of jazz. For all ages.  Registration begins Feb. 6.

A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month celebration.
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Beyond Black History Month

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Meadowdale Library
Meadowdale Meeting Room
Get a historical perspective on race in the United States and how it has impacted education locally and nationally. Discuss
current events in our society impacted by race and learn how to create compassionate, meaningful dialogue that extends
beyond Black History Month. Registration begins Feb. 10.

A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month celebration.
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African Folktales

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Enon Library
Enon Meeting Room
Storyteller Charmaine Crowell-White tells traditional African and African American folktales, including tales of High John the Trickster.  Registration begins Feb. 10.

A Chesterfield County and Virginia State University Black History Month program.
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