Freedom Conference focus on Civil Rights Movement

Cecil Giltz Published:

A Freedom Conference will be held from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Donaghy Room of the Kent Free Library during which Clarence Watts, Fran Dorsey and Marlene Dorsey will discuss life in Kent as African Americans during the time of the Civil Rights Movement. Community members will be encouraged to join the discussion in sharing personal experiences during the events of the early 60s.

The Freedom Conference is family friendly, free and open to the public.

The Freedom Conference is sponsored by Friends of Kent City Schools Libraries as a part of the Community Reads Program. This program is in preparation for the upcoming conference of Newbery Award winning author Christopher Paul Curtis April 2 to the Kent City Schools.

Students across the school district are currently reading Curtis book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963, the story of a family traveling to Birmingham at the time of the bombings.

This event is offered as an enrichment activity for students, teachers, and community members taking part in the community reads.

For further information, contact Jan Wojnaroski at (330) 676-8732.

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