The Westport Library, The Westport Country Playhouse, TEAM Westport, The Westport/Weston Interfaith Council and the Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy celebrate the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with performances and a keynote speech with historian, educator and author Carol Anderson. The event is free; registration is recommended at this link.
Learn about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.
This event was made possible in part, and is included in, the Westport Library’s 2019-20 WestportREADS program, "Our Vote. Our Future," a yearlong series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.