The Rochester Hills Public Library Celebrates the Civil Rights Movement

Many who know about the Civil Rights Movement know about Martin Luther King, Jr. but few know the other influential leaders who helped shape the movement. Learn these untold stories during Names Unspoken: Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, Tuesday, February 6 at 7:00 p.m.

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President of the Detroit Branch of Association for the Study of African American Life History will share stories of Bayard Rustin, who organized the March on Washington, Fannie Lou Hamer, who is the reason why Christian hymns were sang in protests, and Ella Baker, one of the highest-ranked women in the NAACP during that time. These men and women are some of the names lost overtime.

“My job is to keep history alive,” says Jamon Jordan, President of the Detroit Branch of ASALH, “And history tells us that Martin Luther King, Jr. was not alone in having a dream. There were many others who helped to share his vision.”

The ASALH serves as an organization dedicated to celebrate the history of African Americans and speak for the community. ASALH Detroit is responsible for Black History Month activities throughout the Metropolitan Detroit area.

“At the Rochester Hills Public Library, we love to celebrate the diversity among us and the history that binds us,” says Community Relations Specialist Amanda Harrison Keighley, “the Rochester Hills Public Library is pleased to have Jamon Jordan speak on the champions who helped shape the Civil Rights Movement.” 

Registration is available online for this event at Sign up in advance as space will be limited.

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