Noted historian Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African-American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum, will talk about the contributions of a secret African descent organization called “Lincoln’s Loyal League” to the union war effort. Jones is a dynamic and compelling speaker, an award-winning author and a contributor to the PBS documentary "Lincoln at Gettysburg." The presentation is part of the MU Libraries hosting of the American Library Association's traveling exhibition "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" at the MU Law Library from September 17-October 31. A reception follows.
Backup singers live in a world just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but who are they and what lives do they lead? Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.
"No More Bullying" is a fast-paced, interactive, educational show that portrays a range of characters confronted by bullying in an elementary school setting. Audience members help decide what choices the characters make. Tim Collins is an award-winning actor, writer and solo performer. His one-man shows for violence prevention have entertained and educated audiences at schools, universities, libraries and other social agencies since 2001. Students in grades K-5.
Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. In this documentary film by Columbia native Grace Lee, we see how Boggs continually challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Learn more and watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.
Get ready for the holiday season with a night of trivia fun. Gather a team of three to six people and come answer one hundred questions on a variety of topics. You're also welcome to register individually, and we'll create a team for you. There will be prizes for the winning teams. Refreshments provided. Adults and teens. Registration begins Monday, October 27.