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Journalist Sylvester Brown

The St. Louis Public Library presents The Quest for Black Citizenship in St. Louis: An Evening with Sylvester Brown, Jr. at Central Library, 1301 Olive Street, on Monday, February 23 at 7 p.m. The veteran Post-Dispatch journalist will speak about his career as an African-American covering the Black Quest for Citizenship in our region as well as his perspective on the contributions of the NAACP and other key players in local civil rights history. Brown will discuss issues such as “How far have St. Louisans come in the quest for black citizenship?” and “How far do we have to go?” The event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Brown’s appearance is part of the Library’s celebration of Black History Month 2009 and year round diversity programming. The national theme for Black History Month this year is: The Quest for Black Citizenship in the Americas. For a complete listing of activities, see the February issue of Check It Out!, (the Library’s monthly newsletter), our Black History Month booklet, or visit our website at

Support for the Library’s celebration of Black History Month 2009 is provided by CW-11 KPLR-TV.

For more information, call 314-206-6779.


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