Tuesday, February 1

Celebrate Black History Month at the Flowood Library

The Flowood Library has some great events lined up for Black History Month! On Saturday, February 5th at 1:00pm, local African American author Bernice Rayford will be discussing her latest book, "Betty Bushy: She Will Make You Laugh." This is Ms. Rayford's 7th novel. Ms. Rayford was named the Person of the Day by the Jackson Free Press on January 25, 2011.

The library is also proud to announce that Jazz musician Shenole Latimer will be performing at the library on Monday, February 14th at 7:00pm! Shenole will be presenting "Our Music, Our Culture," a multimedia presentation fusing a lecture with live performances.
"The history of jazz is reviewed from the early 1900's to today. Many jazz artists and their struggles are explored,including Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and John Coltrane. An emphasis is placed on visiting the African American roots of jazz, how jazz reflected
the cultural phases that African Americans were experiencing through out the decades of the 20th century, and the cultural and sociological impact that jazz made in the United States and even the world. Learn why jazz has been called, "America's Classical Music."

Finally, local artist Jeffrey Yentz will be displaying his artwork in Flowood's art gallery starting Saturday, February 5th. Yentz focuses on the African American experience in Mississippi, with a concentration on the blues scene. The Flowood Library will be exhibiting Yentz' work during February for Black History Month. Yentz was recently interviewed by the Jackson Free Press http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/index.php/print_view/41834

Earl Hooker, Blues Guitarist
by Jeffrey Yentz

All events are free so come out and celebrate Black History Month at the Flowood Library!

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