Marvin Jefferson portrays Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through Chautauqua (first-person historical characterization), followed by a Q & A session. Jefferson focuses on Dr. King’s spiritual journey from his youth to his opposition to the Vietnam War in 1967. King is one of the most celebrated African-Americans of the 20th century and was known best as a leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement. A clergyman, activist, and humanitarian, King’s honors include the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.
Speaker Bio: Marvin Jefferson has been building a national reputation for his portrayals of MLK and Paul Robeson over the past couple of decades. His appearances include performances at both the Nevada and Ohio Chautauqua festivals.
"Lunch With Books" is the library’s flagship program for adult patrons. These lunchtime programs feature authors, poets, musicians, historians, and more every Tuesday at noon. Complimentary beverages are provided. Bring your lunch, feed your brain!