With 2019 in the rear view mirror, Richland Library is looking back over the last year at what was trending among our library card holders.
To compile our "best-of" lists, we took the top 10 movie titles that our customers checked out or downloaded in 2019. They were as follows:
The winner for Best Picture at the 2019 Academy Awards has become a top pick among local viewers this year. If you haven't seen Green Book yet, here's a quick synopsis.
While the movie offers a broad overview of safe establishments for African Americans in the South during the 1960's, there's a resource, closer to home, that details more than 300 African-American cultural sites in the Palmetto State.
If you haven't had the opportunity, please check out The Green Book of South Carolina. Produced by the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission, the mobile travel guide is both user-friendly and FREE.
The Green Book of South Carolina covers every county in the state. It allows users to plan trips or tours. They can search by location, map or through different categories (historic cemeteries, churches, markers; ect.). The best part, each item that is listed contains a description, historical background, images and directions.
In Richland County, we discovered a number of sites, including:
- Big Apple / House of Peace Synagogue
- Bible Way Church of Atlas Road
- Pine Grove Rosenwald School
- Saluda Factory
- Magnolia Slave House
According to the website, in order to be featured on The Green Book of South Carolina, "the site must be on the National Register or have a State Historical Marker."