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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • HLGU hosting history exhibit

  • Hannibal-LaGrange University is hosting part of the Hannibal African American History Exhibit in the Roland Library.
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  • Hannibal-LaGrange University is hosting part of the Hannibal African American History Exhibit in the Roland Library.
    The exhibit chronicles the life, achievements, accomplishments and contributions of its black educators, business men and women, religious, civic and community groups that provided the life blood to African Americans in Hannibal and northeastern Missouri, according to Hannibal native Faye Dant, executive director of the Hannibal African American Life and History Project.
    Photographs, newspaper clippings, furniture, clothing, and other artifacts create a rich exhibit that depicts what African American life was like in Hannibal from slavery to the late 1950s.
    The temporary display will be found in the Roland Library until June, at the earliest. At this time, it is tentatively scheduled to move to downtown Hannibal in the Mark Twain Historic District as part of a grand re-opening in time for the 2013 Hannibal Juneteenth Celebration.
    The community is welcome to view the exhibit during the normal operating hours of the Roland Library, Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight, and Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.
    For more information on the exhibit, contact Faye Dant at (217) 617-1507, or via e-mail at fayedant@gmail.com .

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