The Santa Maria Public Library joined the Santa Maria-Lompoc branch of NAACP for a celebration of Black History Month today. There was a large turnout of over 100 people.
The event took place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Lavagnino Plaza, in front of the public library.
There were speeches, reflections, dances, poetry, and music that celebrates the rich history of African American culture.
"I think it's everything to be able to present people in their culture and any city of cities around the nation are celebrating Black History Month. Having a presence in your community and sharing your culture and things in history that folks have forgotten about or even never knew, you know, is important," Lettie Fulmore, a NAACP member and Santa Maria resident told KSBY.
Light refreshments were served.
The library is located at 421 South McClelland Street.