African-American Month Program at the Library
February 8, 2013
Please join us for a program with award-winning storyteller and singer Victoria Burnett on Saturday, February 23, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Oceanside Public Library, 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside. This riveting one-woman show highlights the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers, African-American men and a woman who chose to serve in the U. S. Army after the Civil War. Ms. Burnett will share the life stories of three soldiers, Emanuel Stance, Willie Kennard and Cathay Williams. Cathay Williams was the only African-American woman who successfully served in the U.S. Army in 1866-1868 before being caught and discharged.
Ms. Burnett captures the imaginations of the audience by transporting them on a memorable journey through a delicious mixture of words, movement and song. Burnett has toured Europe, Central and South America, and Asia. She has performed at the Kennedy Center, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and other venues around the world. The program is free, for all ages, and is sponsored by the Friends of the Oceanside Public Library. For more information, please call 760-435-5600 or visit our website: www.oceansidepubliclibrary.org.
( News Release )