MLK Virtual Events Tonight - Jan. 12th

From: "Sharon Rawlins [NJYAC]">
Subject: MLK Virtual Events Tonight - Jan. 12th
Date: January 12th 2021



Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm EST

Online: This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.

In celebration of MLK Day, Michigan State University Libraries and Capital Area District Libraries present a panel discussion on the graphic memoir March: Book One by the late US Representative John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated by Nate Powell. The panel will include activists, artists, teachers, students and scholars. 

Panelists include: 

  • Julian Chambliss, MSU Professor of English and Val Berryman Curator of History, MSU Museum
  • Renee Fields, Waverly High School social studies teacher
  • Alex Hosey, East Lansing High School student-athlete, civil rights leader, and reporter
  • Ferrin Mitchell, artist, activist and entrepreneur, creator of Lansing's Black Lives Matter mural
  • Lillian Young, historical artist, MSU MFA candidate
  • Moderated by Erik Ponder, MSU Libraries Africana and Ethnic Studies Librarian

"March is a vivid first-hand account of Lewis's lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis's personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book One spans his youth in rural Alabama, his life-changing meeting with Martin Luther King Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall." 

Learn more and register for free.


The Prince George's County Memorial Library System in Maryland invites ALA members to attend a special virtual event on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm ET. "Interpreting MLK Jr.'s Legacy and Ending Voter Suppression" features Andrea Blackman
(Civil Rights Room, Nashville Public Library), Andrew Aydin (Creator and Co-Author, "March" series with Rep. John Lewis), and Taos Wynn (Director of Nonviolence 365, The King Center). The program is free and no registration is required. It will be broadcast live on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (@PGCMLS on all platforms). An archival video will be available immediately following the event at

Best wishes,
Nick Brown, PGCMLS​

Nicholas Brown
Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach


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Sharon Rawlins, MLS, she/her/hers

Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

NJ State Library

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