The project was developed by Jacqueline Woodard-Smith in 2008, when she was a library assistant in the Reference and Archives Department. Her goal: to expand the library‘s small collection of Black local history. She held the first ―Pardon Me, Brother‖ AfricanAmerican Family History Day in August, 2008. The title of the project is taken from a song by Curtis Mayfield, ―We
the people who are darker than blue‖,released by Rhino Records in 1970

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