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Celebrate Black History Month in Cobb

Library branches in West Cobb, East Cobb, Marietta and South Cobb have a number of free events planned for the public.

Cobb County libraries have many exciting and family-friendly events planned around the county in February to celebrate African American History Month. All events are free and open to the public.

  • African American History Month Film Festival (West Cobb Regional Library, 1750 Dennis Kemp Ln., Kennesaw)
    • 3 p.m., Feb. 2: Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella
    • 3 p.m., Feb. 9: Joyful Noise
    • 3 p.m., Feb. 16: Men in Black III
    • 3 p.m., Feb. 23: The Help
  • Third Annual African American History Month Celebration (Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta)
    • 2 p.m., Feb. 9: Performers include Ravan Durr, the AL Burruss Unity Drummers, Rev. Cassandra Marcus and the South Cobb High School Platinum Steppers.
  • African American Heritage film series (Central Library, 266 Roswell St., Marietta)
    • 5:30 p.m., Feb. 11: Hallelujah!
    • 6 p.m., Feb. 18: Jackie Robinson Story
    • 5:30 p.m., Feb. 25: Their Eyes Were Watching God
  • African American History Month Program (South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Rd., Mableton)
    • 3:30 p.m., Feb. 20: Special program celebrating with books, songs and music. Ages 5 and older.
  • African American History Month celebration (East Cobb Library, 4880 Lower Roswell Rd., Marietta)
    • 3:30 p.m., Feb. 27: Enjoy African American folktales and stories, songs, a short film and craft. Ages 3 and older.

For more information, visit cobbcounty.org/library.

Editor's note: This was prepared by Cobb County Government.

John Himot February 23, 2013 at 12:18 AM
I love Black History as well as White History Red History Yellow History, lets just say I love History. Why do we have to have any one group have a month for history when history is about all of us and the world around us. The all go hand in hand. MLK Jr. made history with the help of many other races but you seldom see that in any history program. If you want people to learn from history make it all inclusive as it should be. History is best when you learn it all not just bits from one group . Celebrate history always , I do.

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