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Dakota Co. Libraries to Highlight Black History Month Over February

A number of local libraries are holding Black History Month events, including poetry and music explorations and a gospel choir performance.

Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Dakota County Library system.

Take a journey through history at the library this February. Delve into African-American history, music and poetry and celebrate the diversity that helped shape our country. Programs are open to all ages.

Drum Fun and Vocals, Too
Leonard King, Jr. highlights the chronology of rhythm development commonly referred to as jazz, blues, R&B, and gospel. 10:30–11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, Burnhaven Library, 1101 W. County Road 42, Burnsville.

Tracks of New Thinking
Experience the legacy of African-American poetry and song through the talents of Anita Ruth and T. Mychael Rambo. 7–8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Wentworth Library, 199 E. Wentworth Avenue, West St. Paul.

The Twin Cities Community Gospel Choir
Enjoy the soulful interpretation of the African-American gospel tradition with this choir that creates community across boundaries. 11 a.m.–noon on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Galaxie Library, 14955 Galaxie Avenue, Apple Valley.

These programs are funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. For more information, visit www.dakotacounty.us/library or call 651-450-2900.

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