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Library News Archives - July 2014

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Brown Sisters Speak About Brown v. Board of Education at Central High School; Learn New Computer Skills at the Edge

Linda and Cheryl Brown’s father Oliver Brown was among the many parents challenging racial segregation in the Topeka public schools in the 50s. It was his name that was attached to the now-famous, 1954 U.S. Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education declaring that school racial segregation was unconstitutional.   More...
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Brown Sisters Speak at Central High School July 31 During "Changing America" Keynote Event

The public comments we’ve received so far about the “Changing America” exhibit at the Library Center confirm for all the project partners that the Springfield community is, indeed, eager to learn and talk about race and race relations.    More...
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"Changing America" Exhibit Reflects Struggle for Liberty and Human Rights

“There are moments in our nation’s history when individuals unite and take courageous steps to fulfill the promise of democracy…”  More...
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"Changing America" Exhibit and Programs Offer Opportunities to Discuss Civil Rights and Race Relations

The Radical Republicans. Black Codes. Abraham Lincoln. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. “We March. We Demand.” All of these are linked in a larger story of liberty and the American experience – one that affects us even today.  More...
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Help "Raise the Woof" for Brentwood Branch Library

Loyal library visitors have been itching to dig into the ReNew Brentwood campaign, the $2.5 million fundraising effort to help renovate the beloved Brentwood Branch Library.  More...

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