On behalf of Kokomo-Howard County Public Library, I would like to thank the individuals and organizations who came together to offer our recent Black History Celebration. Many organizations staffed informational tables and offered other opportunities for attendees, including Beyond Borders Book Store, Carver Center, Indiana Black Expo, NAACP-Kokomo Chapter, and Community Howard CareMobile. Individuals, including Theo Hawkins, Dr. Robert Lee, and Thomas Miller helped us learn about important pieces of America’s past. The Kokomo Area Reading Council coordinated activities linking us to the national African American Read-In Chain, and we enjoyed presentations by Rachel Anderson, Karon Lancaster, Angela Smith, Timmy Soyoola, and Dr. Dana and Tony Stewart. We are also grateful for the many hours given by our event’s steering committee members: Rachel Anderson, Theo Hawkins, and Karon Lancaster.

Faith Brautigam
Director, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library