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Avon Library Hosts Progams On African-American History

The Avon Free Public Library has had programs on African-American history

AVON — During November and this month the Avon Free Public Library has hosted exhibits, films and other events on the Civil Rights Movement along with the role of African-Americans in culture and sports.

"Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963" will be on display at the library through Dec. 17. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library there will be a lecture on the history of boxing that will focus on Joe Lewis.

Among the presentations that have already been done was a lecture on Dec. 6 on the history of the Apollo Theater in New York City. That was done by Billy Mitchell, who talked about his time working at the theater.

The library has also had a special exhibit, "The Harlem Renaissance, A Dream Deferred," that explores African-American cultural life in New York City during the 1920's.

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