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The Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library is presenting two exhibits showcasing the achievements of contemporary and historical African-American leaders in honor of Black History Month.

"Strong Men and Women: Excellence in Leadership" features materials designed and donated by Dominion Power. The exhibit is a tribute to contemporary African-American leaders as depicted by African-American artist Carl Owens. "Strong Men and Women" is a unique program developed by Dominion Power to provide positive role models - African-American men and women whose accomplishments and determination demonstrate true excellence in leadership. For more information on the project, visit Dominion Power online at http://www.dom.com/about/strong/.

The second exhibit addresses this year's national theme, "The Color Line Revisited: Is Racism Dead?" with materials from the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History (ASALH). The exhibit examines historical African-American leaders and consists of original articles, essays and other materials that focus on areas of particular significance to the African-American community, including family, church, politics, and culture. For more information about the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, go to http://www.asalh.com/index.htm.

The Library's Black History Month exhibits are on display in the lobby of the Perry Library throughout the month of February. They are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Amy Farinelli at 683-4186 or afarinel@odu.edu.

This article was posted on: January 31, 2002

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