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VIRTUAL LIBRARY BOARD MEETING — THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021

The Broadview Public Library District’s Board of Trustees will be meeting on Thursday, February 25th at 7 pm. The agenda can be found here. The meeting will be held virtually with Zoom. The Zoom information is below: Topic: Broadview Public … Continue reading

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Black History | Ida B. Wells Anti-Lynching Crusade, 1892

African American journalist Ida B. Wells launched an anti-lynching crusade to have the lynchings of African Americans investigated after three of her friends were lynched in Tennessee.

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Library Election Information for April 2021 — Reposted

The links below provide filing information for candidates for the Broadview Public Library District’s April 6, 2021 Election. Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Library is presently available by appointment. Please call in advance to schedule a time to file … Continue reading

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Black History | First Poll Tax Passed, 1890

Mississippi enacts a poll tax, which most African Americans could not afford to pay, to hinder the black vote.

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Black History | Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, 1893

African American physician Daniel Hale Williams performs the world’s first successful open-heart surgery.┬áHale is also the founder of the first Black-owned and operated hospital in the United States.

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Black History | First Jim Crow Segregation Law Passed, 1871

Tennessee passes the first of the “Jim Crow” segregation laws, segregating state railroads.

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WEATHER CLOSING — Updated Feb. 16th

The Broadview Public Library District is closing today, Tuesday, February 16th, because of the severe weather conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We hope you all stay safe and warm.

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Library Election Information for April 2021 — Reposted

The links below provide filing information for candidates for the Broadview Public Library District’s April 6, 2021 Election. Because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Library is presently available by appointment. Please call in advance to schedule a time to file … Continue reading

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Black History | 15th Amendment | February 3, 1870

The 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified February 3, 1870, the 15th amendment granted African American men the right to vote.

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Black History | 14th Amendment | July 9, 1868

The 14th Amendment was intended to achieve racial justice. It was necessary to make clear that Black people, as well as anyone born in the country or naturalized, were American citizens.

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