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Black History Month at Saint Paul Public Library

Date: Feb 1st, 2011

Saint Paul Public Library is hosting several events in February to celebrate Black History Month.

Mixed Blood Theatre presents "Dr. King's Dream" at Founders Hall on the Metro State University campus, 700 7th Street East, St. Paul, on Saturday, February 5 at 1:30 p.m. Doors open at noon.

On Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m., T. Mychael Rambo presents "Moving the Dream Forward" at Central Library, 90 West 4th St., St. Paul. Rambo's performance includes poetry, musicians, and song celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Rondo Library will host two Black History events mid-month. The History Theatre presents "Adrift on the Mississippi" on Wednesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. Playwright Brian Grandison leads a discussion on the story of Rev. Robert Hickman who led a group of slaves out of Missouri, up the river on a raft in search of freedom. On Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. The Friends of the St. Paul Public Library and the Givens Foundation explore the work of J. California Cooper. Cooper first found recognition as a playwright; the author of 17 plays, she was named Black Playwright of the Year in 1978. A panel of local writers and experts offer a discussion and a dramatic reading of Cooper's work.

Events are free. For more information, please call 651-266-7000 or visit