Where to see historic artifacts about the civil rights movement

By Erika Mahoney

February 8, 2014 Updated Feb 9, 2014 at 11:41 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Historic artifacts about the civil rights movement are on display at the Broome County Library.

The Broome-Tioga branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People agreed to open its historic vault to the public in observance of Black History Month.

The collection includes historic articles, photographs, testimonials and more.

Organizers unveiled the collection Saturday. Binghamton University Assistant Professor Randall Edouard was the keynote speaker.

About 100 people of all ages turned out for the event.

"It's important for us, as African Americans, to share our history," Brenda Brown, the exhibit curator, said. "No one else is responsible for our history, but us. So we have to share it, move it, pass it on to the next person, next person, and next."

The exhibit will be on display on the second floor of the library for the rest of the month.

Brown recommends calling ahead of time to make sure the room is open.

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