The Mayor and the Brentwood City Commission, along with the Friends of the Brentwood Library, the Library Board and the Historic Commission will officially dedicate and reveal two plaques at the John P. Holt Brentwood Library on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 1pm.
The plaques are to commemorate the $4.2 million donation to the library from John and O’Delle Holt and the unnamed enslaved people who worked the Holt farm. Brentwood Mayor Jill Burgin said, “These plaques will remind everyone who enters the city’s library that the full story of our community’s heritage needs to be shared and that the Holt family’s commitment to their community will last for generations.”
The dedication ceremony will begin in the library meeting room and move to the front entrance of the library where the plaques are located. Before the plaque dedication, the Friends of the Brentwood Library will host its membership lunch at 11 am. The public is invited to the luncheon but asked to RSVP to [email protected] and pay dues before the luncheon begins. Individual memberships are $20 per year and family memberships are $30 per year.
Tina Jones from the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County will be the guest speaker. She will be accompanied by Mary Ann Murphy, Carolyn Hatcher, and Patricia Scruggs, all great-great granddaughters of Lucretia Holt, an enslaved woman who was born on the plantation around 1833.
The Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Road.