The program series is part of the Newark Public Library’s 2021 Black History Celebration, along with the historical exhibition, Black Power! 19th Century: Newark’s First African American Rebellion.
All events are free. Please visit www. npl.org/2021BHC and subscribe to The Newark Public Library Facebook page for more information. The virtual exhibition will debut on February 1st at www.blackpower19thcentury.com
On Zoom and Live on Facebook
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. COMMEMORATIVE LECTUREThursday, January 21st | 6:00-7:00 PM • Click here to view the recording.
The Newark Public Library welcomes Drama Desk Award winning playwright and screenwriter Richard Wesley, Uptown Saturday Night (1974), Let’s Do It Again (Warner Bros., 1975), and journalist, showrunner and producer Cheo Hodari Coker —Luke Cage (2016), Southland (2009) and Notorious (2009). They will discuss the challenges, gains and significance of Black cinema since the time of Dr. King. Dr. Lauren Wells, President of the Newark Public Library’s Board of Trustees, will moderate..Click here to view the flyer.