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Black History Month: Blacks in Literature and Film

Black History Month celebrations are still at full force. Monday, the West Florida Public Library hosted a roundtable discussion to talk about "Blacks in Literature and Film."
   
There was a panel of authors, filmmakers, educators, and cultural experts.
The guided conversation focused on African-Americans in books, television, movies, and the performing arts.
   
Organizer Robin Reshard said before the event, "I hope that they're challenged by their own views and their own biases about what they see on film and in books and are compelled to learn something new."
   
Organizers say the event provides a unique opportunity to explore changing social themes.
They also concentrated on perceptions that have been documented throughout the years.