The Witness Stones Project and the Guilford Free Library are co-sponsoring three events in honor of Black History Month.
Wednesday, February 21 at 7:00 pm
The Witness Stones Book Club Launch
Please join the Witness Stones Committee for the launch of their new book club. Community members are invited to take part in a thought-provoking discussion of Kindred by Octavia Butler. The conversation will be led and facilitated by Witness Stones Committee members Hazel V. Carby, the Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies and Professor of American Studies at Yale University, and Donna Daniels, Ph.D., Management Consultant and Cultural Anthropologist.
Monday, February 26 at 7:00 pm
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords – Documentary (1999) film screening
The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords is an engaging historical account that tells the story of the pioneering men and women of the Black Press who gave voice to Black America.
Monday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Marshall – film screening (2017) PG-13
Marshall is based upon an early trial in the career of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. It follows the young lawyer to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur charged with sexual assault and attempted murder of his white socialite employer. Muzzled by a segregationist court, Marshall partners with a courageous young Jewish lawyer, Samuel Friedman. Together they mount the defense in an environment of racism and Anti-Semitism. The high profile case and the partnership with Friedman served as a template for Marshall’s creation of the NAACP legal defense fund.
We invite you to join us!
All three events will be held at the Guilford Free Library at 67 Park Street in Guilford.