“I Have a Dream” 50 year anniversary and celebration!

Posted on August 26, 2013 by

Wednesday August 28th, Douglas Library, 5:00pm.


Join the Juneau Public Library and the Black Awareness Association for an “I Have a Dream” 50 year anniversary celebration!  People from across the community will be coming together to commemorate Dr. King and the historic “I Have a Dream” speech, as well as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom that took place on August 28th, 1963.

The event will include: music, art, speakers, and food.  Music will be provided by Lorie Daniels and Mimi Herrmann.  Speakers include Sherry Patterson, who will discuss growing up Black in the South, Ernestine Hayes, who will discuss the civil rights movement and what still needs to be done, and Amanda Sesko, who will discuss her research about invisibility as a form of discrimination.  We will also listen to a recording of Dr. King’s original “I Have a Dream” speech.

The event will be held at the Douglas Library on Wednesday, August 28th, starting at 5:00pm.  While this event is open to all ages, it is most appropriate for those that can listen to speakers.  Delicious, delicious snacks will be provided.  This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Juneau Public Library.