Watch this 1953 classic on the big screen at Macon’s historic Grand Opera House. The movie stars Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn. General admission to the film is $5. Full bar and light concessions available. Show time are 2:30 and 7:30
February 16, 2017 - 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.
·American track-and-field athlete
·Won four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin, Germany Olympic Games.
·His long jump world record stood for 25 years.
·Was not properly recognized for his accomplishments until 1976 by President Gerald Ford who awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom
· Deemed one of the finest contraltos of her time
· The first African American to perform with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1955.
George Washington Carver-
·Born into slavery in Diamond, Missouri, around 1864. The exact year and date of his birth are unknown.
·Carver went on to become one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time, as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute.
·Carver devised over 100 products using one major crop—the peanut—including dyes, plastics and gasoline.
·Became interested in sweet potatoes,-Products he invented using sweet potatoes include: wood fillers, more than 73 dyes, rope, breakfast cereal, synthetic silk, shoe polish, Laundry Soap, Sweeping Compound and molasses.
The Washington Memorial Library
·Local Black History facts:
Located at 1180 Washington Ave, this library offers an extensive African-American Heritage collection considered one of the best in the Southeast.
·The collection, which began in 1959, contains rare genealogical, archival and biographical information.