Furthering its commitment to the celebration of diversity, Carden Conejo School is establishing the Charles V. Bush Library on its Westlake Village campus during Black History Month. With “Let Reading Take You Anywhere” as its theme, the new space honors Bush’s legacy by encouraging a joy of reading and cultural diversity. Students will enjoy a colorful mural depicting children around the world, and a hot-air balloon storytime corner.

Charles V. Bush became the first African American to serve as a U.S. Supreme Court page in 1954 — the same year the court desegregated public schools — by Justice Earl Warren. In 1963 he became the first black graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, and served as an intelligence officer decorated with the Bronze Star Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and two awards of the Air Force Commendation Medal.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Carden Conejo School: 975 Evenstar Ave in Westlake Village

Learn more about the event and Charles V. Bush by listening to our Community Council interview with Charles' daughter Bettina Bush below! Check out their site here.

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