John Lewis: In Search of the Beloved Community
In honor of Black History Month, join us for an author book talk! John Lewis was one of the most important civil rights leaders of our time. His extraordinary and inspiring saga, especially his leadership of the voting rights struggle, is a story in which all Americans can take pride. Ray Arsenault, a well-known historian of the South and award-winning author has written the first full length biography of Lewis. He traces Lewis’ upbringing in Alabama, his activism as a Freedom Rider and his championing of voting rights and antipoverty initiatives, and his decades of public service as the “”Conscience of Congress””.
As all libraries programs – this event is free to the public and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Collier County, NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, and the Iqbal and Shelby Mamdani Foundation.
Registration is not required.