When Tribes Meet: The History of Black Native Americans


The Wesley Chapel-William C. Brown branch library will explore the history of black Native Americans on October 6 with the day-long "When Tribes Meet: The History of Black Native Americans" program.

Organizers hope attendees leave the program with an appreciation of the connections between African Americans and Native Americans. Events during the day will include book discussions, food-tasting, cultural dancers, a movie and crafts.

One of the books being discussed will be Arilla Sundown by Virginia Hamilton about a 12-year-old dealing with being part African American and part Native American. "Buck and the Preacher," a 1972 movie starring Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee and Harry Belafonte will be screened.

The event will be held at the Wesley Chapel Library at 2861 Wesley Chapel Road in Decatur, Georgia.

To volunteer or for more information call 404-286-6986 or 404-286-6980.