Guest Speaker – Marion Kilson Moderator – Marc Saint Louis
Martin Kilson was an American political scientist and, in 1969, he became the first black academic to be appointed a full professor at Harvard University. In A Black Intellectual’s Odyssey, Kilson takes readers on a fascinating journey from his upbringing in the small Pennsylvania mill town of Ambler and the racist margins of twentieth-century America to one of the nation’s most prestigious institutions. Join Marion Kilson and Mark St. Louis, for a deep dive into the life and accomplishments of the late Martin Kilson.
Aniece Kerr, Lexington resident and active participant in the Civil Rights Movement, will share a brief history of each song and their significance to the movement. The songs will be performed by Candice R. Henry, Nellie R. Henry, Gwendolyn Kerr, and Stephen Kerr. Advance registration is required. Sign up online at https://www.carylibrary.org/programs
This year the Black History Portrait Banners will again be on display in Lexington’s town center from January 10th through March 1st, 2022 (20 on poles, 4 in the Depot) . A Cary Library Display will run from January 9th through March 5th, 2022.