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For immediate release Wednesday, February 19, 2021
Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 572-1359

Q & A with Paul Boncella on WPA Slave Narrative Black History Month program taking place Wednesday, February 24

Birmingham, Ala.- Paul Boncella, map conservator at the Birmingham Public Library since 2012, has a passion for educating library patrons. Over the past few years during BPL’s celebration of Black History Month, he has touched on parts of Birmingham’s dark racist past, including how the government used laws to segregate black and white homeowners. From 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, Boncella will tackle another sensitive topic: “Good, Bad, and Ugly: Accessing and Assessing the WPA Slave Narratives.” Advance registration is required.

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