Register: African American Genealogy 101 Workshop, Hosted by TPAAL


Register for the African American Genealogy 101 Workshop, hosted by TAAPL. Participants will receive workshop materials and valuable information about researching their family history, learn about free genealogy databases, and begin a basic search for family members.

This workshop will fill up fast!

Sign up today here: African American Genealogy 101 Workshop

Free Online Registration ends on April 25, 2017 at 5 PM CST.

Event Date: April 26, 2017 | 9 AM – 11 AM

Location: Inman E. Page Library, 712 Lee Drive, Room #119, Jefferson City, MO 65101


TAAPL Presents: SAY THE WORD – Poetry Vent Session


Join TAAPL for an exciting evening of poetry, words of encouragement, and thoughts from our creative poets, writers, and readers of Lincoln University and the Jefferson City, Missouri community. The event begins promptly at 5 PM on April 26, 2017 and will be hosted by LU English Major, Brandon Eigenman. Admission is free to the university community and the public. The Open Mic Sign Sheet will be available at 4:51 PM! Be There & Vent On The Mic!

Maya Angelou Reads: “Still I Rise”

From Open Culture:

Above, see Maya Angelou deliver an animated reading of her famous poem, “Still I Rise,” which references many of her past lives, including lines that seem to allude to her Miss Calypso days: “Does my sexiness upset you? / Does it come as a surprise / That I dance like I’ve got diamonds / At the meeting of my thighs?” The stanza is indicative of another quality among the many she enumerates, “sassiness.” But she begins the reading on a more sober note, with a statement about human resilience, the ability to get up and face the day, despite the fears we all live with. “Wherever that abides in a human being,” she says, “there is the nobleness of the human spirit.”