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Illinois Road Scholar Karen Anderson to speak on African Beauty Through History

The Galesburg Public Library will host Illinois Road Scholar Karen Anderson on Saturday, February 17, at 2:00 pm at the current library (40 E Simmons St). Anderson will present More Than a Color: The Marginalization of African Beauty Through History, taking participants on a walk-through of history and telling the stories of women who have helped redefine beauty. A sign language interpreter will also present the program.  Free.

Anderson is an artist, writer, photographer, publisher, and filmmaker. The program is presented in partnership with the NAACP Galesburg and through the Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau.

Illinois Humanities, the Illinois affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is a statewide nonprofit organization that activates the humanities through free public programs, grants, and educational opportunities that foster reflection, spark conversation, build community, and strengthen civic engagement. Founded in 1974, Illinois Humanities is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy Demands Wisdom and the Illinois General Assembly, as well as by contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

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