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Upcoming UCF Library Events Focus on Local African-American History

Updated on: Feb 13, 2009 @ 10:44:00 am

Whether you are a native or a "transplant", you will appreciate these opportunities to learn more about the rich history of the community we share.

The University of Central Florida Library is hosting exhibits and film screenings during February that focus on Zora Neale Hurston and the history of the Goldsboro community in Sanford.

Enter ‘Colored’ Hats is a fascinating exhibit of photographs from the documentary film Goldsboro: An American Story” and from the book African Americans of Sanford by Valada Parker Flewellyn and the Sanford Historical Society. Also on display are first editions of four books by Zora Neale Hurston. The exhibit is compliments of: EYESEEIMAGES, the Sanford Historical Society, the Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies, the Dean’s Office in the UCF College of Arts and Humanities, and the UCF Libraries Special Collections and Archives.

The public is invited to screenings of two documentary films related to the exhibit at the UCF Main Library, Room 223:
Wednesday, February18, 7 pm, followed by Q&A
Goldsboro: An American Story

Thursday, Feb. 19, 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm and 6 pm, followed by Q&A
Zora, Jump at the Sun & Goldsboro: An American Story

Parking for the Thursday night screening is available in Lot B 3. Directions to campus and the library are available at http://www.ucf.edu/locations . The UCF Library is open to the public and the UCF community seven days a week, excepting major and university holidays. For more information, please call 407-823-5880 or e-mail chinshaw@mail.ucf.edu.

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