Black History Month at the Library

Black History Month begins today. In keeping with the national Black History Month celebration, Beaufort County Library is honoring the contributions of African-Americans to American history and culture in all our locations in a variety of ways, including displays, programs, and creating lists of books, movies, websites, and reference materials about black history. During February, many of the Connections entries will highlight the people, places, and organizations that have contributed to the richness of the contributions of black people to our local history. Stay tuned for more.

About the Author

Grace Cordial has been responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Beaufort District Collection at the Beaufort County Library since 1999.  The Beaufort District Collection exists to acquire, preserve, maintain and make accessible a research collection of permanent value which records the history, culture, and environment of our part of the South Carolina lowcountry.  Besides the research room, Cordial manages the “Virtual BDC:” the BDC web pages, the Online Obituary Index, two digital collections, a new BDC.BCL Facebook page, and the Connections blog.  
Among her duties is to coordinate or present programs about local history, Gullah culture, and our coastal environment, including occasional instructional sessions about how to perform historical and/or genealogical research.