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The Orlando Public Library will be hosting Senator Geraldine F. Thompson tonight at 5 p.m. (Monday, April 25) as she discusses preserving African-American history in Orlando’s Parramore district.

Thompson will push home the importance of preserving black culture in communities that are at risk of being redeveloped through urban renewal and community revitalization.

The talk will begin at 6 p.m. with Lisa Carnichos, who will share a chapter of her thesis based on the Orlando Plan, Jones High School, and the contributions of Orlando’s African-American community. At 7 p.m. Julie coleman of Orlando School of Cultural Dance will discuss the importance of cultural preservation through African-American songs and movement.

All events will take place at the downtown branch of the Orange County Library at 101 E. Central Boulevard.

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