Wednesday, February 13, 2013

New Library Display on Black History Month

Image by University of Toledo

I have a Dream
Come to the Lewis J. Ort Library to view the displays on floor 3 celebrating Black History Month and the 50 year anniversary of “I Have a Dream”.  King delivered his speech,” I Have a Dream” on August 28, 1963 to civil rights supporters during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  King delivered his speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  This speech signifies the defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.    

The display includes a photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr., a copy of his speech, “I Have a Dream” as well as books on King.  

Learn about artists, musicians, and writers from the Harlem Renaissance period by viewing the materials in the third display case on floor 3.  Some selected authors include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and James Weldon Johnson.   Art by Marvin Gray H. Johnson, Archibald  J. Motley, Jr., and the cover to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art Exhibit (2009) provide some images of the Harlem Renaissance. 

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