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Black History Month Film Series - Belle

The Library's Black History Month film series concludes with Belle on Tuesday, February 19, at 6:00 pm in the Holmes Meeting Room.

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Captain. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield and his wife, Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. 

This event is free and open to the public.

 Belle

 

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