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South Norwalk Branch Library Celebrates Black History Month

The South Norwalk Branch Library is set to celebrate Black History Month throughout February.
The South Norwalk Branch Library is set to celebrate Black History Month throughout February. Photo Credit: Courtesy Google Maps

NORWALK, Conn. -- Emmy award-winning journalist Dr. Janus Adams will kick off Black History Month at South Norwalk Branch Library on Feb. 6.

Adams will explore the relationship the ties between the Underground Railroad and #BlackLivesMatter in a special program.

The program will also feature a championship match of Steal Away: Escape to Freedom on the Underground Railroad for tweens and teens. Steal Away was created by Adams and teaches youth about the network of places in Underground Railroad with the Youth Council 4 Justice.

Tween, teen and adult members are also invited to play the game and meet the Underground Railroad stationmasters in the northeast, Canada and Native American lands, discover safe-houses, decode the language of the Spirituals and more.

SoNo Branch Library will also present the stage play "W.E.B. Du Bois, A Man For All Time" on Feb. 13 from 2 to 4 p.m. The play is free and open to the public.

Actor David Mills will deliver some of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s best speeches on Feb. 23 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Norwalk Youth Council of the NAACP will present a screening of "Selma" on Feb. 27 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Registration for all free events by calling 203-899-2790 ext. 15902.

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