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MEDIA ADVISORY
For immediate release Tuesday, July 9, 2013
CONTACT: Angela Fisher Hall                                             
Associate Director                                              
Birmingham Public Library                                
Phone: (205) 226-3614                                         
E-mail: ahall@bham.lib.al.us                          
 
WHO:              Birmingham Public Library
 
WHAT:             A Taste of the Caribbean
 
WHEN:            Wednesday, July 10 at 12:00 noon    
 
WHERE:           Central Library, Richard Arrington, Jr. Auditorium
                        2100 Park Place
 
 
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM:  Most Americans are unaware of the many connections shared between the history and culture of the United States and the Caribbean. From shared foods and music to the many famous Americans born in the Caribbean—from Founding Father Alexander Hamilton to Frasier star Kelsey Grammer—the U.S. and the Caribbean have influenced one another and passed traditions back and forth for centuries. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. often vacationed in the Caribbean and did much of his writing there.
 
Pauline J. Ford-Caesar, President of the Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization will share the documentary short Jamaica … Reflections and explore the rich story of the Caribbean and the people who call it home.  Traditional Caribbean foods will be available for sampling.  The program is free and open to the public.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about the programs and services of the Birmingham Public Library, visit our website at www.bplonline.org and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter.   The mission of Birmingham Public Library is to provide the highest quality library service to our citizens for life-long learning, cultural enrichment, and enjoyment.  This system—with nineteen locations and serving the community for 126 years—is one of the largest library systems in the southeast. 
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