Dear Mr. Taaffe,
As vice president of the library board, you deserve to be congratulated for the Shrewsbury Library's efforts to promote our great heritage. There aren't a lot of libraries in these politically correct times who'd have the guts to hold a traditional cakewalk and advertise it using pictures of minorities posed in the old minstrel cakewalk style.
It's my understanding that even though the library has been told that the advertisement was offensive, they've stuck by their guns and defended our proud heritage. Good for you.
You might consider making this event even a little more authentic by inviting a traditional Republican congressional candidate to preside over the festivities. If you're interested in doing so, then congressional candidate James L. Hart is your man. A defender of segregation and racial eugenics, he's as traditionally Republican as they come. I'm sure he'd be happy to participate in an event like yours.
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
Thanks to Don, Publius, and the rest for the tips.