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Oneida County Black History Archive on display at Utica Public Library

By NEWSChannel 2 Staff

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - As Black History Month comes to a close with the end of February, the Utica Public Library is offering the public the chance to get a glimpse of a beautiful display of culture.

For the Good, Inc is hosting the Oneida County Black History Archive and between Thursday and Monday, residents can stop in and check it out for free.

The exhibit features photographs, textiles and various artifacts; a collection that has been steadily growing since 2002, honoring history, community and diversity.

"You live it everyday. Sometimes the communities, in the school systems, it's not expressed as much," said Event Coordinator Denise Prince. "I think diversity will certainly bring about a better understanding of interacting with one another."

On Monday, March 4, an even bigger event is planned, complete with a soul food tasting and guest speakers. That all gets underway at 5:30 p.m.

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