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Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


PRESS RELEASE 02/17/2009
Subject :

Entwined Heritage: University AME Zion Church and Palo Alto
Contact : Cornelia van Aken, Assistant Library Director    650-329-2668

Palo Alto, CA -- The Palo Alto City Library presents "Entwined Heritage: University AME Zion Church & Palo Alto." This program is part of the series of FREE events celebrating the Silicon Valley Reads 2009 book selection, Not a Genuine Black Man by Brian Copeland.

When: Sunday, February 22, 2009, 3 p.m.
Where: Palo Alto Art Center, 1313 Newell Road

The University African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Zion Church was founded in 1918 by Palo Alto’s African-American families. It was the first African-American church between San Mateo and San Jose. The public is invited to come hear about the compelling history of the church and its community.

This is the seventh year of the Silicon Valley Reads program, co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education, the Santa Clara County Library and the 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 programs. The Friends of the Palo Alto Library has generously provided funding for the program.