Calendar unveiled for Black History Month

January 20, 2014 by  

Black History Month is underway again in Jacksonville, no doubt after much anticipation from history buffs and culture vultures. Indeed, the calendar for it has now been produced, perhaps leading to work for a local print company.

The Black History Calendar, which was unveiled last week, has celebrated its eighth year of publication and the year 2014 mark the 25th anniversary of Black History Month, although the theme ‘Civil Rights in America’ will mark the 50th Golden Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act.

Each year, 40,000 calendars are produced and manage to find their way into schools, homes, churches, libraries, and businesses throughout the Jacksonville region and across the nation. The historical calendar is now considered to be a valuable resource that documents the events and achievements obtained in the Jacksonville African American community.

Research for the calendar consists of resources available at the public library and everyone is invited to attend this event to check out the new calendar.

Having been unveiled on January 16, the calendar is now viewable at the Jacksonville Public Library located at 303 N. Laura Street in Jacksonville, Florida. To find out more about Black History Month, visit the Jacksonville Public Library website or call 904-630-2665 during regular hours.

To mark the month, officials are also inviting students from elementary to high school to pen an essay on the theme of “We are the Change that We Seek.”. Those youngsters successful can pocket up to $15 for their troubles.