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MAILED: Feb. 6, 1998

EAU CLAIRE -- The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library will feature a Library of Congress exhibit in conjunction with Black History Month.
The display, "The African-American Mosaic," gives an overview of the African-American experience. The display is located between the main library and the Center for Reserve and Instructional Media.
The display is sectioned into 14 units and combines diverse elements. The mosaic presents copies of original documents and brief descriptions of each significant time period.
The first unit begins with the slave and anti-slave movements and proceeds through the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction. The display focuses on the era of Booker T. Washington, and World War I and World War II. It ends with the first days of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.
Two historians of the development of the mosaic are Carter Woodson (1875-1950) and librarian Daniel A.P. Murray (1871-1925). Woodson is the "father of black history" and the founder of Black History Month. Murray amassed a rich collection of materials by and about African Americans during a half-century's service at the Library of Congress.


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UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741
newsbur@uwec.edu

Updated: Feb. 6, 1998