Moody Library Commemorates Black History Month With Exhibit

Feb. 7, 2002

An exhibit highlighting Black History Month is on display in the foyer of Baylor University's Moody Memorial Library through February. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

A collection of items representing inventions of African Americans is displayed in one case. The pieces are on loan from Penny Jacko, coordinator of news and information in Baylor's public relations office, and her husband, the Rev. Fabian Jacko.

Also included in the exhibit are items related to Dr. Martin Luther King, including a family photo, a copy of King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech, an issue of a 1965 Life magazine that featured King on the cover and other materials relating to the civil rights activist.

Other exhibit cases feature the works of author Ernest Gaines, who will be the featured speaker at the library's Distinguished Lecture Series in October, and personal reflections from some of Baylor's African American faculty on the national Black History Month theme, "The Color Line Revisited: Is Racism Dead?"

The exhibit is open during library hours. For more information, contact Ethel Walton, reference associate in the library and member of the exhibit committee, at 710-2349.

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