African American Voices to Be Heard At Ralph Ellison Library


Everyone has a voice and it deserves to be heard.

That’s the belief that drives the Ralph Ellison Library’s celebration of Black History Month.  The library is working with Let’s Talk Toastmasters to present a program called “African American Voices” that focuses on famous words from notable African American figures in American history.  The words will be presented on Wednesday, February 13 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Our presenters,” said librarian Joey Shelton, “will be using speeches, poems, song lyrics, skits and whatever else suits their purpose.  Some of them are even presenting original material.  I know that the phrase ‘something for everybody’ can be overused, but this time it’s true.  It’s all free and refreshments will be provided.”

The Ralph Ellison Library is located at 2000 N.E. 23rd Street.  No pre-registration is required to attend, but call the library at 634-6308 for details.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

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