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Durham County Library Hosts Program on Dr. King’s Poor People’s March

In preparation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Durham County Library will host Dr. Gordon R. Mantler for a presentation and discussion of his book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Main Library, 300. N. Roxboro St. A book signing will follow the reading

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Durham County Library Hosts Program and Discussion on Freedom Riders

Durham County Library will host Bob Zellner, Freedom Rider and activist, for a screening of selections from the PBS documentary, Freedom Riders at 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

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Durham County Library Hosts Talk on Malcolm X and Student Organizing in Durham

Durham County Library will host Dr. Richard Benson II for a reading and discussion of his new book, Fighting for Our Place in the Sun: Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement 1960-1973 at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 8 at the Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

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Durham County Library Presents Manbites Dog Theater on The Best of Enemies

Durham County Library will host the cast and creative team of The Best of Enemies, an upcoming play by Manbites Dog Theater, on Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St. This peek behind the scenes will include a short reading from the play and a conversation about the creative process and local historical relevance.

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Durham County Library Hosts Community Dialogue on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom: August 28, 1963-August 28, 2013

Durham County Library will host Mandy Carter of the Bayard Rustin 2013 Commemoration Project and Barbara Lau of the Pauli Murray Project for a community dialogue that connects the civil rights issues that fueled the 1963 March on Washington to the issues of today.

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Durham County Library Hosts Civil Rights in Durham, 1963: Stories and Pop-Up Museum

1963 was a pivotal year for the civil rights movement. Durham County Library will host Eddie Davis as he explores the history of Durham in 1963, a year during which many critically important events changed the local civil rights landscape. Davis will moderate a multi-racial panel of citizens who played vital roles in the quest for the integration of some of Durham’s most cherished educational institutions, restaurants and theaters.

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May 18, 1963: A Durham’s Civil Rights Story

Durham County Library and St. Joseph’s Historic Foundation will host a program commemorating Durham’s May 1963 civil rights activities. The event, entitled “Just Friends You Never Knew: A Personal and Historical Glance at Durham’s Integration of Public Facilities,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at Hayti Heritage Center, 804 Old Fayetteville St.

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