Franklinton Branch Library Commemorates Black History Month

Published 11:36 am Saturday, February 3, 2024

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FRANKLINTON, La. – The Franklinton Branch Library commemorated Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 1, with a series of engaging activities aimed at celebrating African American culture and contributions. Participants immersed themselves in the empowering pages of “Speak Up,” expressed unity through Friendship Flags for Bogue Chitto State Park, and added a touch of vibrancy to the library’s window display with a crafted poster.

The event was enriched by the insightful words of Mrs. Emma Route, wife of Franklinton Mayor Greg Route, whose inspiring remarks added depth to the celebration, resonating with attendees. Additionally, the Friends of the Library deserve recognition for their generous monetary donations, which supported the success of the commemorative activities.

The Franklinton Branch Library’s commitment to honoring Black History Month through meaningful engagement reflects its dedication to fostering inclusivity and celebrating diversity within the community.

About Timothy Holdiness

Timothy Holdiness is a native of Louisiana and has been published in several state, national and international publications. He has earned two undergraduate degrees in Biology, most recently from Northwestern State University in 2022. Notably, Holdiness was the 2014 Microsoft Office Specialist United States Champion in PowerPoint 2010.

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