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Memoir of A Sharecropper's Son
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Mr. Ardist Cooper, Jr. was born a sharecropper's son; as a young child, he believed it was his destiny to free his family from the hardships of life in the Old South. At the age of 11, he left home, and set off on a far-ranging journey to become a self-sufficient man, and ultimately, to realize his childhood goal. Through his life story, Ardist entertains, educates, and quietly dares us to create the reality we desire, rather than settle for what we believe is possible.

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Upcoming Events

Black History Month Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
Ben Tucker's Good Run
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:00 pm
Bayview, Bayview Meeting Room
Make a Freedom Bus
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 4:30 pm
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley Meeting Room

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Celebrating the diverse and beautiful world of Ashley Bryan
Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
Envisioning the Classics with Color
Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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