The Library celebrates its 100th anniversary!

Black History Observance month

— January 31, 2020

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The annual Black History Observance month starts on February 1 st , 2020. It began as a way of
remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Black History month is
a time to reflect on what it means to be an African descendant. It is also a time to reflect back on the
activists and organizers of the past who fought for racial equality for everyone.
Black History Observance month
For this occasion, PJLacknowledges our local heroes for their role of bringing awareness to the community during the monthof February for the last years.

Following the tradition, the Philipsburg Jubilee Library (PJL) has a program prepared consisting ofstorytelling, dance, music, poetry and our power of knowledge series. The program commences onWednesday February 5, 2020 with an opening at 6 pm at the library by the PJL director, Mrs. GlenderlinHoliday, featuring Mr. Alex Shujah Reiph, president of Conscious Lyrics, presenting the St. Martin BlackHistory Month Story. Every Saturday of this month there will be story telling by local story tellers, onWednesday, February 12, there will be a session by Mrs. Maccow-Thomas, featuring the production oflocal herbal teas under the brand Teezan, and on Friday February 28, PJL will feature our local artist Ms.

Tamara Groeneveldt, with poetry and a dance production by our local dance choreographer Mr.

Rudolph Davis. The full program can be found on the PJL web-site: and on thePJL Facebook page: Stmaarten.pjlibrary.

We also encourage the general public to make use of this opportunity to visit the PJL during the regularopening hours to learn more about the African diaspora through the Alice and Lionel Romney collectionand the Sint Maarten collection. It will give you a better view on the past and also on the people thatbuilt Sint Maarten to what it is now. Please, come out, learn more, become aware, and celebrate BlackHistory Observance month with us.

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