Throughout January, the Nancy Carson Library will play host to Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle.
The library was one of 500 locations selected to participate in the grant program sponsored by The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
The library had to complete an application and was notified in October that it was among those selected, said library manager Barbara Walker.
The program fits into the library’s quest to provide a variety of history programs, she added.
“It’s become a part of our standard here to do as many history-related programs as possible,” she said. “It helps students, teachers and the general public.”
The month-long program includes speakers Joseph McGill, a program officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Ron Roth, an independent curator and consultant.
In addition, films will be shown addressing the fight for civil rights including abolition, Freedom Riders, and the legal battles interracial couples faced.
Walker encourages the community to participate.
“It has a lot of different things people would find interesting and spark some conversations,” she said.
For more information, call (803) 279-5767.