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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: January 6, 2016 1:42:10 PM CST

What:

In tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the African American Library at the Gregory School will present a powerful production that gives a historical perspective into part of the country’s past. Living Voices: The Right to Dream is a dynamic solo performance uniquely combined with archival film that turns history into a moving, personal journey.  The audience will witness the struggle and sacrifice for civil rights through the eyes of an African American student, coming of age in the South during the 50s and 60s. The film and the live dramatic interpretation illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading to a better understanding of how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history. This event is free and open to the public.

Exhibit: Commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day and featuring “It Shall Be Done:” Recent Acquisitions from the Gregory School Collection, which includes photographs, artifacts and documents such as a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. funeral program and documentation for the inception of Houston College for Negroes (now Texas Southern University).

When:

Thursday, January 14, 2016 | 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Performance times are scheduled for 10:30 AM, 12 PM and 1:30 PM.

Where:

The African American Library at the Gregory School
1300 Victor St., 77019 | 832-393-1440

Additional Information:

About The Houston Public Library
The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. With more than eight million visits per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org on Twitter @houstonlibrary or call 832-393-1313.

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