In August 1619, between 20 and 30 enslaved Africans were brought to Jamestown, Virginia and then sold to the colonists. 2019 marks the 400th anniversary of this event.

To celebrate the millions of enslaved Africans who survived the harsh transatlantic journey, and whose labor, creativity and endurance have contributed greatly to the prosperity of this great nation, the Brooklyn Public Library will be hosting a series of special programs.

Ulmer Park library will be hosting a puppetry event as a celebration of West African and Caribbean folktales, The Adventures of Anansi the Spider: A Celebration of West African Folktales performed by Nadine Grisar. Puppetry in Practice uses the creative arts to enhance literacy, spark curiosity and imagination, and engage in cultural immersions in the countries of origin that make our city great.

 

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