Please join us in the James Brown African American Room for the Library’s 2023 Commemorative Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture.
Saturday, January 14, 2023
James Brown African American Room, 2nd floor
Lecture begins at 2:00pm
This year’s lecturer is Kenneth B. Morris, Jr. Mr. Morris is the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great grandson of Booker T. Washington. The great orator and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was the most photographed person in the 19th century. Mr. Morris will lecture about Frederick Douglass‘ iconic image and the importance of visual documentation of African-American history and culture. His lecture will tie in with our 2023 Black History Celebration theme which is “The Black Photographer: Our Image in Our Hands.”