RESCHEDULED! – Bookmarks & Landmarks – March 1, March 2, March 3
October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Originally scheduled for September 12 but canceled due to hazardous air quality, we’re so happy to be able to reschedule for October 10 – do join us if you can!
The struggles that different groups of Americans have undertaken in order to win the right to vote will be the subject of three programs in this year’s annual Bookmarks & Landmarks series.
To take part in this first program, please read any or all of Congressman John Lewis’s award-winning trilogy of graphic novels (March 1, March 2 and March 3) ahead of time. These “comics with a conscience” tell how Lewis, as a young man, worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King and others to secure voting rights for Black Americans during the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s. These books are available for checkout through KCLS online.
Then join the book discussion, which will take place via Zoom on Saturday, October 10, 11 AM. To participate in this free program, please register in advance at https://kcls.bibliocommons.com/events/
In conjunction with this project, we have also taped interviews with four local electeds to hear about their journey into politics. These interviews with Kent City Councilmembers Brenda Fincher and Bill Boyce, Kent School Board Director Denise Daniels, and 47th District Representative Debra Entenman will soon be available for viewing via the Kent Historical Museum website at http://kenthistoricalmuseum.org/