Thursday, June 6, 2013


From staff reports
            Celebrate Juneteenth at the Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 N.E. 23rd Street, with a variety of programs for the entire family.
The festivities start on Monday, June 10 with “An Old School versus New School Talent Show” from 4:00-9:00p.m.
“We’re partnering once again with Empower People, Inc. to encourage people to put their talent on display,” said Ralph Ellison Library’s LaWana Morgan. “The show is divided into two divisions. Old School participants are aged from 35 to 80, and New School talents are from 6-34. Thanks to the remarkable talent we’ll have on display, the audience should have a great time.”
On Tuesday, June 11, there will be a film screening from 6:00-8:00p.m., and on Thursday, June 13, the library is sponsoring a panel discussion on Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter From Birmingham Jail from 6:00-8:00p.m.
The celebration concludes on Saturday, June 15, with Juneteenth at Washington Park from 10:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
The Ralph Ellison Library Juneteenth events are free and open to the public. Call the library at 424-1437 for details, and for information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website,

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