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As the nation reflects on the incredible life and legacy of a civil rights icon, we've rounded up materials that not only celebrate the legend, but the man, whose complexities and revolutionary visions are sometimes forgotten.

Startup Stories: King Me

  • January 2, 2020 |
  • 2 MIN READ|
  • General
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King Me is a photo-art series by artist and photographer Nina Wells, known in the art world as “ninamdot”. The King Me brand has expanded into bottled water. As part of the workforce development program at the Library, we were able to assist ninamdot with the various steps as she applied for a trademark for the business.

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August 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented landing of enslaved Africans to what would become the U.S. We've curated a list of books and videos that address the history of slavery and the impacts it still has on society today.

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Reference Librarian Stephen Headley on the exciting discovery of newspaper columns from the late 1800s that highlight prominent African Americans in Cincinnati.

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In the early-to-mid 1900s, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County had two branches for Black community members, the Douglass Branch Library in Walnut Hills and the Stowe Branch Library in the West End. Relics from this history are on view at the West End Branch during May.

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite titles from the stacks for adults, teens, and kids that explore and celebrate motherhood in its vast and varying forms.

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If you ever address someone with the iconic “Wakanda Forever” greeting, author Nnedi Okorafor is here to make sure you get it right. Considering she's authored comics for Marvel’s "Black Panther" universe including the "Shuri" series, "Black Panther: Long Live the King" series, and "Wakanda Forever", she’s an expert on the subject.

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