An exhibit containing materials from "Praying Grounds: African American Faith Communities, A Documentary and Oral History Project" is on view during the month of February, as part of the University Library's observance of African American History Month. The first floor exhibit includes photographs, newspaper articles, record albums, concert program booklets, memorabilia, and other materials from the growing "Praying Grounds" archives.
Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Assistant Professor of History at Cleveland State University and founder of the "Praying Grounds" initiative, worked with library staff members to prepare the exhibit. Dr. Williams will also be the featured speaker for "Piano Praise," a complementary program on African American Sacred Music. This program will be held on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, at 11 a.m. in Library Special Collections, on the third floor of the University Library. This event is co-sponsored by the Department of History, and admission is free and open to the public.
Additional information on the "Praying Grounds" initiative is available at http://www.clevelandmemory.org/pray. For more information on the February activities, please call Dr. Williams at (216) 523-7182.