Monday, July 22, 2013

Durham County Library Hosts Film Screening: A Ripple of Hope

The Durham County Library will host a viewing of A Ripple of Hope, a documentary that dramatically retells the events of April 4, 1968, the day that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated outside a Memphis hotel room. The screening and discussion will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro Street. The event is free and open to the public

The movie retraces the steps of presidential candidate Robert Kennedy as he absorbs the news of the killing and responds with courage and compassion. With digitally-restored news footage and original music by Grammy-Award winning music director John Colby, A Ripple of Hope features interviews with congress members, Kennedy’s campaign staff and reporters. Dr. Katherine Charron of NC State University will introduce the film and lead a discussion afterwards.

Charron is an associate professor of history at NC State. Her areas of interest include women’s history and African American history, especially in the American South. She is the author of Freedom’s Teacher: the Life of Septima Clark.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268.

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit  the library's website.

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