15 January 2015

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

The Library system, including the Beaufort District Collection Research Room, will be closed Monday, January 19th to observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular hours resume Tuesday, January 20th.

To learn more about King's time in Beaufort County read the small gem of a booklet "I Will Not Be Silent and I Will Be Heard:" Martin Luther King, Jr., the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Penn Center, 1964 - 1967 by J. Tracy Power. Copies are available in the local history sections at the branch libraries, call number 323.4 POW. We've recently added the newest history of Penn Center: A History Preserved, too, local history section, call number 370.9757 BUR. For those who want to dig even deeper, we have the microfilm series of the Penn School Papers in the BDC along with a number of other materials about one of the first schools organized to educate formerly enslaved people.

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