Black Heritage Project inspires community roundtable discussion

Since mid-March, the Local Black Heritage Project has been on display at the James V. Brown Library. Now, organizers of the event are hosting a community roundtable discussion with project contributors.

The roundtable is an opportunity for the public, friends and family of the participants to share the experiences that went into the creation of the artwork and will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Moltz Rotunda Room of the library, 19 E. Fourth St.

The Local Black Heritage project was created by Lycoming College Commercial Design students who worked with members of the local black community to create photo designs and narratives to commemorate their heritage.

“We hope this will be the beginning of an on-going Community History Project that will involve individuals, community organizations and churches in collecting oral histories and preserving the stories and photographs of the local African-American community for future generations,” said Lynn Estomin, the Lycoming College art professor who was the project director.

Registration is not required. For more information, visit www.jvbrown.edu or call 570-326-0536.

The James V. Brown Library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and 24/7 at www.jvbrown.edu.