The Turner 15 Challenge – February 10th update

This challenge seeks 15 Donors of $500 or more in honor of the Turner Family of Grafton, Vermont and their Lexington, Massachusetts Descendants. A Turner descendant has lived in Lexington since the turn of the 20th century.  Read more about the Turner family here, Daisy Turner’s Kin: An African American Family Saga.

Thanks to our Turner 15 Challenge Donors and to all of our donors to date we have surpassed our fundraising goal of $25,000. See below the Turner 15 Challenge Donors list as of February 10, 2021.

Think Black: A Memoir – Cary Library Event – Feb 6, 2021

Author of ‘Think Black: A Memoir’: Clyde Ford
Saturday, February 6 @ 1:00 PM 

Meet Clyde Ford, author of ‘Think Black: A Memoir’ at 1:00 PM at Cary Memorial Library.

More on Think Black: A Memoir

Seattle Times column, July 28
Library Journal reviewed THINK BLACK and gave it a thumbs-up
Kirkus Review issued their highest rating for THINK BLACK
Publisher’s Weekly also issued their highest rating for the book
A podcast of the author being interviewed by editor Tracy Sherrod at the American Library Assn. annual convention in DC in June

You’re Invited to The Mountaintop – February 6 – 8, 2021

Reserve your access pass here

The Mountaintop is a play by African American playwright Katori Hall. It is a fictional depiction of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. After delivering one of his most memorable speeches, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” Dr. King retires to his motel room where an encounter with a maid causes him to reflect on his mission and purpose. The play is set in 1968, Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN.
Streaming run time: 90 minutes, no intermission.
Contains Adult Language.
**Ticket proceeds tonight are shared with The Association of Black Citizens of Lexington for continued programming and The Lexington Players!**