2023 Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture - Newark Public Library

2023 Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture

Please join us in the James Brown African American Room for the Library’s 2023 Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture. 

Saturday, January 14, 2023

James Brown African American Room, 2nd floor
Reception: 12:30-1:45pm

Lecture begins at 2:00pm

This year’s lecturer is Kenneth B. Morris, Jr.

Mr. Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington.  The great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most photographed person in the 19th century. Mr. Morris will lecture about Frederick Douglass‘ iconic image and the importance of visual documentation of African-American history and culture.  His lecture will tie in with our 2023 Black History Celebration theme which is “The Black Photographer: Our Image in Our Hands.”

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Philip Roth Endowment Funds are making this event possible.  We are also grateful our community partners: The Newark Museum of Art and The Department of History and Africana Studies, Rutgers University-Newark..

Free off-site parking at the Essex County Parking Deck at 20-53 Bridge Street, Newark, NJ, 07102

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information call 973.733.5411.