PLAINFIELD, NJ - In celebration of Black History Month, the Plainfield Public Library is pleased to offer two events on Saturday, with a curator's talk in the morning, and a Friends of Plainfield Public Library (FOPPL) sponsored jazz performance in the afternoon.

The Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution exhibit commemorates the 40th anniversary of 1970s Saturday morning cartoons that featured positive Black animation characters for the first time in television history. 

A special curator's talk with Loreen Williamson and Pamela Thomas about the importance of the materials found in this exhibition will take place at 10:30 am, and will focus on Black Character Revolution Firsts.

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On display in the Anne Louise Davis Room, the exhibit can be seen through Friday, March 31, 2017.

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Saturday afternoon, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, FOPPL presents a jazz performance by Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advance Studies (PAAAS) students.  Plainfield orators and the Kean University Gospel Choir will also be on hand, and light refreshments will be served.

Both events are free to the public. The Plainfield Public Library is located at 800 Park Avenue.