Every Saturday in April at 2 p.m. North Hollywood Regional Branch Library will present a program in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. The PBS three part documentary, the Abolitionists will be shown the first three Saturdays. Then Saturday, April 26 the library will present Dr. David Horne of the CSUN Pan African Studies faculty who will discuss the role of California in the Underground Railroad. Actress CeCe Antoinette will portray Sojourner Truth and female Buffalo Soldier, Cathay Williams. To complete the program, soprano, Tammy Jenkins, formerly of the San Francisco Opera will perform spirituals written as code for the Underground Railroad.
North Hollywood Regional Library is one of the nineteen branches, along with the Central Library of the Los Angeles Public Library system which has received the grant, Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Programs will be presented over the next two years.
Be sure to check the library's Web site www.lapl.org for information on upcoming events at all the branches. For more information call the North Hollywood Regional Library 818 766 7185.