The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

February 14, 2013

Library plans history day


DANVILLE — The Danville Public Library and Jacqueline Woodard-Smith will host another “Pardon Me, Brother” African-American Family and Community History Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the second floor conference room.

Families from Danville’s black community are encouraged to bring family photos, histories and memories and help the library identify “centenary families,” those that have been in Danville for at least 100 years.

Copies of documents will be added to the library’s collection of local history information. Families who want to share their oral histories will be interviewed. The interviews will be recorded for inclusion in the library’s collection, and a copy will be given to the family.

The “Pardon Me, Brother” History and Genealogy website will be debuted.

For more information, or, to sign up, call Leslie Boedicker at 477-5227 or Woodard-Smith at 477-5224.