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The Cincinnati Public Library is celebrating Black History Month. The Library tells the story of free blacks during slavery. This exclusive learning opportunity is FREE. Make it a family affair. See below for dates and locations.

John Mercer Langston and Ohio Black Conventions FREE

February 28, 2 p.m., Third Floor Program Space

Educated in Cincinnati and at Oberlin College, freedman John Mercer Langston was the first African-American elected to public office and was twice suggested as a candidate for U.S. Vice-President. During his lifetime, Langston’s career would involve education, law and politics. Join Dr. John Bryant, historian, and board member of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, as he presents his research on this important figure in American history.

 
A Promise Moon – An untold story of the Underground Railroad during Black History Month FREE

February 28, 3:30 p.m., Genealogy & Local History Program Space

Follow the action-filled chronicle of a brave slave woman’s grueling odyssey as she seeks freedom in the north. Stephen Brown, author of the new novel A Promise Moon will share the inspirations and insights that lead him to share this untold story about the Underground Railroad.

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