More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Eyes on the Prize: Ain't Scared of Your Jails"

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "What Happened, Miss Simone?"

Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:30pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Selma"

More Than a Month: Martin Luther King Jr. Film Festival: "Selma"

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

We'll mark the 31st anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and celebrate King's life and the legacy of the modern Civil Rights Movement by viewing a series of enlightening films in January. 

  • Wednesday, January 4, 6-8:30 pm. "Unchained Memories: Readings From the Slave Narratives" (2004, 75 min.)
  • Saturday, January 7, 1-2:30 pm. "Malcolm X" (1992, PG, 202 min.)
  • Wednesday, January 11, 2-4 pm. "Selma" (2014, PG-13, 128 min.)
  • Saturday, January 14, 1-3:30 pm. "What Happened, Miss Simone?" (2015, NR, 101 min.)
Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Black History Workshop

Black History Workshop

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Come learn and discuss different historical aspects of the African diaspora with Chicago community activist Ronnie Hatcher. This program is designed for tweens, teens and adults that wish to gain more knowledge and explore the histories of African people.  

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
More Than a Month: Toni Morrison, "Playing in the Dark"

More Than a Month: Toni Morrison, "Playing in the Dark"

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Author Toni Morrison has taken readers on journeys steeped in history and the human condition. Whether found on a southern plantation or navigating urban cities during the Harlem renaissance, her characters are dynamic and at the same time often flawed. Please bring along comments and questions about your favorite Morrison novels and join us for a discussion of some of Ms.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Small Meeting Room
More Than a Month: Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Caras Lindas de Colombia: Africans Within the Americas""

More Than a Month: Art Reception for Michael Bracey: "Caras Lindas de Colombia: Africans Within the Americas""

Sunday, January 8, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Meet photographer/author Michael Bracey and see photographs of his exploration of South America's Afro-Colombian population.  This portfolio is the latest addition to his on-going project documenting African descendents within North, Central and South America.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
New Era Chicago Teach-In

New Era Chicago Teach-In

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

New Era Chicago (NEC) is committed to uniting and empowering the black community in Chicago using innovative tactics. Come learn about the work that NEC is doing to achieve community self-determination.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
Second Floor - Veterans Room
Event Type: 
New Era Chicago Teach-In

New Era Chicago Teach-In

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

New Era Chicago (NEC) is committed to uniting and empowering the black community in Chicago using innovative tactics. Come learn about the work that NEC is doing to achieve community self-determination.
Learn more about the library's More Than a Month initiative at oppl.org/more.

Location: 
Main Library
First Floor - Community Space
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