United States Commission on Civil Rights. Freedom to the free: century of emancipation, 1863-1963: a report to the President. [Washington: For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1963]. Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware

Feb. 1-28: 'Crossroads of Freedom, Equality'

University Library hosts exhibition 'At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality'

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8:35 a.m., Feb. 1, 2013--The University of Delaware Library has announced a new exhibition, “At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: Black History Month 2013,” which will be on view Feb. 1-28 in the Information Room on the first floor of the Morris Library.

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History has dedicated Black History Month 2013 to commemorate two important anniversaries -- the sesquicentennial of the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Through July 31: 'Margaret Walker' exhibition

The University of Delaware Library the 100th anniversary of the birth of poet, novelist, teacher and critic Margaret Walker with a special exhibition on view through July 31.

July 31: Ragtime and jazz concert

Ragtime xylophone and jazz vibes will highlight a free mallet workshop concert, set at 8 p.m., Friday, July 31, in the Loudis Recital Hall of the Amy E. du Pont Music Building on UD's Newark campus.

On display are a narrative from African-American Abolitionist Frances E.W.  Harper, letters and pamphlets related to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, among other significant writings related to both of these important events.

The exhibition highlights the people who advocated for black emancipation, freedom, justice and equality, and the movements that have sought to achieve these goals.

“At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: Black History Month 2013” is curated, designed and installed by Laurie Rizzo, assistant librarian, from the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library.

The exhibition is also available online.

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