Leon Libraries Celebrate Black History Month

Feb 12, 2018

Leon County's public library system is celebrating Black History Month with a number of events.  On Sunday, Feb. 11,  the main downtown library hosted a happening that combined reading and discussion.

FAMU Philosophy Professor Dr. Michael LaBossiere reads a passage from one of the many works by African-American authors presented during the Library System's Black History Month Read-In.
Credit Tom Flanigan

Florida A&M University Philosophy Professor Dr. Michael LaBossiere was one of the celebrity readers for the occasion. After each reading of an outstanding work by an African-American author, Library Director Cay Hohmeister said there was spirited discussion.

"We wanted to hear what our readers had to say about things," she remarked. "And we also have a couple of people reading, so we're combining the two things."

All 7 Leon County Public Library locations will have special displays and other resources available throughout February in honor of Black History Month.