In honor of Black History Month, Carnegie-Stout Public Library, 360 W. 11th St., will present a display of United States Mint Coins and duplicate Bronze Congressional Medals commemorating significant African-Americans and events from American history.

Congressional Gold Medals are commissioned by acts of Congress and awarded to express national appreciation for distinguished achievements and contributions. The U.S. Mint sells a limited number of bronze duplicates of the Congressional Medals.

The coins and medals feature prominent people and events in United States history, such as Barack Obama, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Marian Anderson, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., the Tuskegee Airmen, the Little Rock Nine, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and more.

The coins and medals are on loan to Carnegie-Stout Public Library during February from an anonymous local collector.

For more information, call the library at 563-589-4225 or visit

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