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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Free Family Event: The Black History Show
Contact : Cornelia van Aken, Assistant Library Director    650-329-2668
Palo Alto, CA – The Palo Alto City Library presents The Black History Show, performed by Tabia African-American Theatre Ensemble. This program is part of the free series of events celebrating Silicon Valley Reads 2009 book selection, Not a Genuine Black Man.

  • When:   Saturday, February 7, 2009, 7 p.m.
  • Where:  Mitchell Park Community Center, 3800 Middlefield Road

The Black History Show entertains and educates through dance, song and spoken word, and features the contributions and culture of African-Americans. The show is free and fun for the entire family.

Tabia African-American Theatre Ensemble is based in San Jose and is in its twentieth season of performances in the Bay Area. Tabia produces stage productions and performs as a traveling troupe, taking The Black History Show to schools, festivals, corporations, churches and conferences throughout California. 

This is the seventh year of the Silicon Valley Reads program, co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library and San Jose Public Library Foundation, with additional funding from community groups, corporate and individual donors. Please visit and for more information about Silicon Valley Reads. The Friends of the Palo Alto Library has generously provided funding for the program.