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Friday, November 16, 2012
 

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7:30pm
  Friends of the Library - Mayor Elzie Odom to speak  
(Arts & Culture - UT Arlington and Community)


Friends of the Library meeting
November 16, 2012
7:30pm
Central Library Sixth Floor parlor

Elzie D. Odom, the City of Arlington's first African American mayor and the descendant of a slave who settled in Texas shortly after the Civil War, has written a memoir to serve as a "compilation of his life, spanning eight decades through key milestones in our nation's history."

Born in Shankleville in southeast Texas, Odom has many "firsts" to his name. He was the first black elected school board official in Orange County, Texas, and helped with the desegregation process; he was the first African American postal inspector in the State of Texas, at that time one of only five in the nation, and he was the first black to serve on the Arlington City Council, in 1990. He served as mayor from 1997 to 2003.

This meeting is also the annual presentation of the McNair Scholarship Awards, presented by the Friends of the UTA Library to two students in the McNair program.

The meeting is free and open to all. For more information contact Maggie Dwyer at 817-272-5366 or dwyer@uta.edu. To RSVP please call 817-272-1413 or email LibraryFriends@uta.edu .

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Location: Central Library sixth floor parlor
Price: free and open to all
Sponsor: University of Texas at Arlington Library
Contact: E-Mail: LibraryFriends@uta.edu
817-272-1413
   
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