Several events approaching during Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, the Galesburg NAACP has events sprinkled all throughout the month of February. There will be a book discussion Wednesday, February 13th at the Galesburg Public Library on Angie Thomas’ “The Hate U Give.” Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the novel centers on 16-year-old Starr Carter, who has navigated living in two different worlds: the predominantly black community where her family lives and the predominantly white suburban high school that she attends. When one of her best friends is killed by a police officer, she must decide if she will speak her truth and stand against police brutality, racial oppression, and injustice. The Galesburg Public Library will facilitate a discussion of the book. Galesburg NAACP Vice President Devon Eurales says there are more events in the coming weeks as well. “So what’s coming up: next week (Wednesday, February 20th) we will have another book discussion on “Becoming” which is Michelle Obama’s new book,” Eurales said. The next Galesburg NAACP Chapter Meeting which is open to the public will be Tuesday, February 26th at Knox College.