Category: Nonfiction

Book review: Kisses from Katie

By , January 26, 2016

Kisses from Katie
By Katie Davis

I have causes that I support. I think we all probably have those things that tug at our heartstrings and to which we want to give our time and money and love.

And this one got me.

Which means it must be pretty powerful because I am not known for being a sappy person. I don’t like movies that make me cry and I’d ALWAYS rather watch a comedy over a drama. But with Kisses from Katie, it was like the universe wouldn’t let me ignore it. Plus, it’s always nice when a local girl does good.

Katie Davis was born and raised in Brentwood, TN. Instead of going immediately to college after graduating high school, she decided to spend a year in Uganda, Africa working in an orphanage. She had originally planned to come home and go to college after that one year, but Africa grabbed her wouldn’t let go.

While working as a teacher, Katie ended up adopting fourteen (then thirteen) girls whose families had either abandoned them or had passed away. All of this loved ended up becoming Amazima Ministries that helps children in Uganda get the education they need to avoid a life of destitution and poverty.

Katie’s story is amazing. She felt called to serve in Africa and instead of coming up with a million excuses why not, she went. While being honest that parts of her journey were very difficult, Katie still made it seem almost effortless because she knew she had a solid support system – which included a very powerful faith in God. I found myself tearing up on every other page because it was just so moving.

I was sad when the book ended. I wanted to know all the details from 2011 when the book was published to today. Luckily, Katie still writes her blog and Amazima is going strong. You check her out here for the rest of the story. I hope that I can be as driven and as elegant with my talents and gifts as Katie was and is with hers.

Happy reading (but you might want to grab a Kleenex…just saying)…

:) Amanda

Wilson Collection pays tribute…

By , January 25, 2016

David Bowie

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I think it’s safe to say that the year 2016 is starting off a little more bitter than sweet. Not only has the winter weather showed up with a vengeance, but there have been several shocking and heartbreaking deaths already this new year. Though this tribute is predominately focusing on David Bowie and his love for reading, I’d like to first recognize a few other individuals who also recently passed away.

The most recent passing being of the great, English actor Alan Rickman, who passed away last Thursday (the 14th) of Pancreatic Cancer. Though my favorite role he played will Always be Severus Snape in theAlan Rickman Harry Potter films, he was famous for many of his other films including Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Love Actuallyand of course, Die Hard. No one will ever forget his voice either.

On a more personal note, this next individual that passed away on Jan. 12th is being mentioned because his death was felt by everyone in the Butler Bulldog community – a community I am very much a part of as a proud alumna. At the young age of 25, former Butler basketball player Andrew Smith passed away after 2 tough years battling Cancer.

I could go on about the tough fight Andrew put up, how strong his wife was throughout the battle (and how strong she still is), and what he means to the school, but you’d be reading forever, and as Brad Stevens (former Butler coach-turned Celtics coach) said “it still wouldn’t do him justice.” But I’ll simply say that my thoughts go out to his family and friends, and summarize his character with a message sent out from the school – “He is, was, and always will be a Bulldog.

Andrew SmithSorry to take it down a notch, but like all lives, these are worth mentioning and remembering.

For the last tribute, I’m going to recognize innovative English musician, David Bowie. Bowie passed away on January 10th, just 2 days after his birthday and the release of his latest album, Blackstar.

As sad as I am at his passing like many others, I will halt here on my tribute to Bowie because if you are a regular follower of the Library’s Off-the-Shelf blog, you have already seen the beautiful tribute written by Bryan on January 11th. If not, click here to check it out. Instead, I’d like to share a few of Bowie’s favorite books via the Wilson Collection.

David BowieLike music and art, Bowie enjoyed immersing himself in a book; it was one of his favorite forms of relaxation. When he toured or was filming a movie, he had a large collection of books with him always. And, he was also one of the first celebrities to pose for the American Library Association’s series of READ posters. For the 1987 edition, you can find Bowie jumping for joy (it appears) while he reads Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot. 

If you haven’t already seen the many shared articles and Twitter feeds, a list of Bowie’s top 100 favorite books was released (unsure of when and by whom initially). Though I wish we had every single one of them in the Wilson Collection, I was at least happy to find a few.

 

 

Here are 3 of his favorites:

Madame BovaryMadame Bovary
Author: Gustave Flaubert
Water-Color Illustrations by: Gunter Böhmer
LEC: 1938

  • This is a tragic story about Emma Bovary, the wife of a doctor, who indulges in adulterous behavior to escape her provincial life. I say “tragic” because the story ends with Emma taking her own life due to unhappiness.
  • This book is not only considered to be a masterpiece, but is also a seminal work of literary realism. It received strong backlash when it was first published due to its controversial content.
  • This copy of the book is signed by well-known German-Swiss illustrator, Gunter Böhmer. Though he was also known as a talented painter and draftsman, he was best known for his stylistic book illustrations.

The BridgeThe Bridge
Author: Hart Crane
Photographs by: Richard Mead Benson
LEC: 1981

  • It is a long poem with varying scope and style and was written as an ode to the Brooklyn Bridge and New York City.
  • Though he traveled around to different cities while writing the poem, Crane also spent time in an apartment that overlooked the famed bridge. What Crane didn’t know when he was living there was that the designer of the bridge also stayed there during the bridge’s construction.
  • The photographs taken for the LEC copy were by talented photographer, Richard Mead Benson – a longtime admirer of New York’s geographical beauty.

The LeopardThe Leopard
Author: Giuseppe di Lampedusa
32 Photographs from the film by: Giovan Battista Poletto
Arion Press: 2015

  • The story is based on the life of the author’s grandfather, Giulio Fabrizio Tomasi, who was Prince of Lampedusa. It follows the life of a family during the Italian Risorgimento, or Resurgence.
  • Published posthumously after several failed attempts, The Leopard eventually became the top-selling novel in Italian history after initial political attacks, and is now also considered to be one of the most important literary works in the modern Italian literature.
  • The book was also made into a film, the same film that the 32 photographs were taken from.

Upcoming Art Workshops:

The following workshops still have plenty of space if you’d like to register and join in the fun:

April 30th – Miniature Accordion Sampler

Explore the potential for playful variety within a simple accordion book structure. The books that you will make in this class will be no bigger than 3″ when closed, and will expand out to approximately 18″ when open.

May 21st – The Unwanted

Using overprint and found papers to construct and tell a story through Zine making. A simple pamphlet stitch will construct our pages, as you select from a handful of ephemera collected from reuse Artist Courtney Adair Johnson’s collection.

Please call Liz Coleman at (615) 880-2356 to register for a class!


If you’re interested in visiting the Wilson Collection, you’ll find it on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Library in the East Reading Room (between the Fine Arts department and Non-Fiction). The hours are the same as the Main Library hours. If you’d like a personal tour of the collection where you’d get to see the books up close and even get to look through them yourself, either respond to this blog post or call either of the following numbers:

(615)880-2363 – leave a message for myself.

(615)880-2356 – leave a message for Liz.

 

Josephine Groves Holloway, Girl Scout Hero

By , January 22, 2016

BN 1963-1091-6 Girl Scout Award“If you could see Camp Holloway, tour its area, have its program explained to you…you would never duck for cover when the Girl Scouts literally swarm your community at their cookie sale time. You would rush to participate in this program that is so clearly dedicated to the proposition of moulding young women to habits of honorable and purposeful citizenship.” – Robert Churchwell, Nashville Banner, July 13, 1960

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Girl Scout Cookies have been helping troops across the country raise money since 1917, but not every girl has always been welcome in the organization. In Nashville, it wasn’t until 1942 that Josephine Groves Holloway successfully registered the first African American Girl Scout troop.

Holloway (pictured above) was working at Nashville’s Bethlehem Center when she first became interested in getting the young girls she worked with involved with the Girl Scouts. In 1924 she attended training with founder Juliette Gordon Low at George Peabody College for Teachers and started an unofficial troop. Even though her request to start an official troop was denied, that didn’t stop her from obtaining a copy of the Girl Scout handbook and using it with her girls.

Due to Holloway’s persistence and an increasing pressure from the national office to combat discrimination, the local council granted her request in 1942 and Troop 200 became Nashville’s first African American Girl Scout Troop. The foundation laid by Holloway in the black community contributed to a total of thirteen new troops in the eighteen months that followed, but segregation was still a reality and made activities like camping difficult.

During this time many state parks were closed to African Americans, but in 1951 land was purchased so that young black Girl Scouts in Middle Tennessee would have a place to camp. Named after its Nashville leader, Camp Holloway opened in Millersville, Tennessee in 1955 thanks to money gained from – you guessed it – cookie sales.  Today, Girl Scouts of all races and backgrounds enjoy the historic camp.

Holloway is a graduate of Fisk University and Tennessee A&I. She is also the first black professional Girl Scout employee in Middle Tennessee, holding positions as field advisor, district director, and camp director. She retired in 1963, but continued her community service and organized the first tuition-free volunteer tutoring program at Pearl High School and Head Elementary.  During the U.S. Bicentennial in 1976 she was honored with the “Hidden Heroine” award and in 1991 the new Girl Scout headquarters on Granny White Pike opened the Josephine G. Holloway Historical Collection and Gallery.

As you order your Girl Scout Cookies this year, remember the legacy of Josephine Groves Holloway.

BN 1960-1811-9 AA Girl Scout Camp

Camp Holloway, 1960. Nashville Banner Archives.

For more information:

Trial and Triumph: Essays in Tennessee’s African American History
A History of the Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Movement

Book Review: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook

By , January 12, 2016

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook
By Gary Vaynerchuk

Happy New Year! I hope that you have sufficiently recovered from the holidays, so that you are ready to tackle those pesky New Year’s Resolutions. Maybe this year, one of those resolutions – after losing weight and redoing the house, of course – was to start a blog, or some kind of online presence. If that’s you (like it was me), then you HAVE to read this book.

I’m not the most media savvy person in the world. I did plan most of my wedding on Pinterest and I’ve been known to play a game or two on Facebook (yay Alpha Betty!), but I don’t use Instagram or that bird one. However, with this book, that’s ok. Vaynerchuk (what a great name, right? I feel like he should be a hockey player…) will walk you through the major social platforms available. His day job is working with major corporations to develop their online marketing footprint, so he’s really good at knowing what is a good idea and what…well…isn’t. He focuses on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr.

One small caution, this book was written in 2013. For something about the ever-changing online space, I thought it was still very relevant. Vaynerchuk even addresses this issue several times throughout the book. I would guess, though, that for someone who uses any of these sites a lot, they may be able to point out a lot more changes than I saw because I’m not using them every day (yet). I don’t feel like that overshadows this book. Vaynerchuk’s ideas transcend the technology supporting them. Just take his suggestions and apply them to the new technology. As for me, I’ve got to learn how to crawl before I try to fly so what he said was very helpful to me.

If you are looking for some great information to explain why you might want to Pin the Tweet on the Facebook, check out this book and then I’ll see you in the blogosphere…if I can figure it out.

Happy blogging…tweeting…pinning…Facebooking…whatever you do on Instagraming…

:) Amanda

Holiday Treats from the Wilson Collection Suite

By , December 28, 2015
Christmas cards from George W. Bush (from Archives) and the Wilson Limited Editions Collection. Christmas Card display can be found in Non-Fiction on 3rd floor of the Main Library.

Christmas cards from George W. Bush (from Archives) and the Wilson Limited Editions Collection. Christmas Card display can be found in Non-Fiction on 3rd floor of the Main Library.

Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….

~ Dr. Seuss

Welcome back Wilson readers, and you know what time of year it is. The weather should give an indication but it hasn’t quite caught up with the times though; give it time, it will. If you haven’t caught up as well, it’s the holiday season of course and of all sorts – Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year’s, you name it. In honor of this magical season, I’m going to highlight one of the Wilson Collection’s coolest additions and talk about the fun and easy craft we did during the Throwback Thursday program in Teens.

Let’s get started, shall we….

The Wilson Limited Editions Collection includes 2 copies of Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas CarolThe first was published by the Limited Editions Club in 1934, illustrated by artist, Gordon Ross. The second book in the collection was printed by the Arion Press in 1993. While both books embody their own uniqueness and beauty, my personal favorite is the Arion Press edition.

Arion Press published their copy in 1993 to honor the 150th anniversary of its first publication (in 1843). The edition includes an introduction by Paul Davis, a Professor of English Literature at the University of New Mexico. Davis is also a Charles Dickens’ expert. His intro to the book provides a chronicle of the illustrated editions of A Christmas CarolIda Applebroog, a well-known American artist whose works can be found in several popular art museums, created 50 illustrations for the special edition classic. Applebroog created illustrations that pay homage to the earlier versions of the book while also applying her own style.

Along with the anniversary edition, the Press also issued an extra suite of 18 hand-colored prints by Applebroog. When the prints are stood up on their folding stands, it forms a tableau. This special edition was limited to 25 copies and sold with the book, which makes it even more special.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

The Tableau created by artist, Applebroog, for the Arion Press edition of The Christmas Carol

The Tableau created by artist, Ida Applebroog, for the Arion Press edition of A Christmas Carol.

A few of the illustrations included in the tableau.

A few of the prints included in the tableau.


During December’s Teen program, Throwback Thursday, I took 3 intriguing books from the Wilson Collection:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Artist: Ida Applebroog
Arion Press, 1993

A Christmas Carol, published by the Arion Press.

A Christmas Carol, published by the Arion Press.

The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare
Artist: Albert Rutherston
Limited Editions Club: 1940

Dec Craft 2015_4

The Winter’s Tale, published by the LEC.

Genesis, translated from the Hebrew by Robert Alter
Artist: Michael Mazur
Arion Press, 1996

Dec Craft 2015_5

Genesis, published by the Arion Press.

Christmas ornament made out of old Christmas cards

Christmas ornament made out of old Christmas cards

I also included a craft for the teens to make ornaments out of Christmas cards. This is an easy and fun craft, especially if you save your cards like I do. All you need to create the ornament is (for 1 ornament):

2-4 Christmas cards (depending on how large you draw your circles)
Ribbon, yarn, or cord (about 1 ft long total)
Scissors
Glue
Pen or pencil
Circular object like a bottle to draw circles

Step 1: On the back of the card fronts, trace 8 circles total (there is no definite size, I drew 1-inch circles and that’s approximately the size you see here).

Step 2: Cut out your circles.

Step 3: Fold each circle in half, creasing the fold well. Then, fold them in half again. They should look like the picture you see below.

Christmas Card Ornament

Step 4: Open each folded circle, cut along just one fold to the middle of the circle (only to the middle).

Step 5: This step can be tedious because you will have to do it to each circle, but it involves the use of the glue. With the circle facing you, place glue on the bottom right section of the circle. Bring the left side of the circle over the right now, and press down to the glue. Your circle should now look like a triangle. Now repeat this step until they are all triangles.

Step 6: This is another repetitive step – but take two triangles and glue them together. They should look like the picture below. Repeat 4 times until all triangles are glued to another.

Christmas Card ornament

Step 7: Now you should see where I am going with this, but let’s glue two of the sections together to create a half-circle.

Step 8: Before gluing the other half to each other, let’s first glue your ribbon or cord to the first half-circle. Glue it half-way down the half-circle for firm placement.

Step 9: Now you may glue the two halves together. Your final product can happily hang on your tree now very easily with it’s ribbon/cord/yarn!

Dec Craft 2015_2

The bottom ornament is the one created with recycled Christmas Cards.


Look forward to next month’s post that will include the schedule for our upcoming book-making workshop programs. I was going to post these programs this month, but it’s better to wait until the new year to finalize all details.

If you’re interested in visiting the Wilson Collection, you’ll find it on the 3rd floor of the Downtown Library in the East Reading Room (between the Fine Arts department and Non-Fiction). The hours are the same as the Main Library hours. If you’d like a personal tour of the collection where you’d get to see the books up close and even get to look through them yourself, either respond to this blog post or call either of the following numbers:

(615)880-2363 – leave a message for myself.

(615)880-2356 – leave a message for Liz.

Stay tuned for next month’s post!

The Wet-plate process, Dukes and the Iodine State

By , December 24, 2015

 

2015 has been a generous year for those who love southern writing. Sally Mann surprised us with her lovely authentic memoir, Hold StillSure, she could have used a stricter editor, but if you ever wandered the backroads below the Mason Dixon line, you enjoyed this ride. And it was her appreciation of her Daddy, after all, that went on too long. So, all is forgiven.

Then The Southerner’s Cookbook reminded us that you can never, ever, ever say enough about southern food. Any cookbook that begins with a “Southern larder” section that includes Duke’s mayonnaise is all right by me. This book was produced by the editors of “Garden & Gun” and includes writing by John T. Edge, Rick Bragg and Roy Blount, Jr. The only bar-b-que sauce recipe you’ll ever need (Eastern North Carolina style vinegar-pepper sauce) is on page 234.

Finally, the most spellbinding longing, languid gift of southern writing this year came from Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free. The magic is that the writing is intimate, and yet it turned out that the whole music world was listening. I’ve got a drawer of snapshots he’s never seen that illustrate this turn through the south. Edited perfectly, it left audiences waiting for more.

“As anyone who grew up on the food can attest, life without a little South in your mouth at least once in a while is a bland and dreary prospect” John Egerton

-laurie

 

 

 

Holiday cooking, 1925

By , December 14, 2015

woman at kitchen table with appliances

 

 

 

The holiday season brings with it tables full of home-baked goodness. Cookies, cakes, pies, turkey, ham, potatoes, casseroles – the list is nearly infinite. The next time all the cooking seems to be just too much for you – consider our foremothers a century ago. Most women (and at this time, nearly all the family cooking was performed by females) still cooked with wood- or coal-fired stoves. Consider what a revolution it must have been when electrical appliances came on the market!

 

 

 Electricity Means No More Kitchen Drudgery!

 

billboard promoting electric cooking 1925

This billboard from Nashville Railway and Light showcased the benefits of cooking with electricity, proclaiming “No more kitchen drudgery.” Electric ovens and stoves provided even, precise heat, from a  power source that required no venting to the outside and therefore no-mess from loading up the coal scuttle or wood bin. Other electrical appliances also helped in the kitchen: refrigerators, coffee pots, and toasters, to name just a few.

Cooking School Demonstrations

Nashville Electric Service cooking school

In fact, electric kitchen appliances were such a novelty that Nashville Railway & Light offered weekly cooking schools, beginning in 1925. Led by Miss Doreathea Lutzler, the classes were made more attractive by offering prizes, fresh cooked samples, and recipes. Held in “Electric Hall” at the company headquarters on Church Street (located where the present-day Nashville Public Library is), the classes drew large crowds.

CoffeePotOct25SunTo make the transition to electrical appliances more appealing, the company offered numerous trade-in allowances, like the advertisement at right.

What was a “railway” company doing selling kitchen appliances?

Nashville Railway and Light was incorporated in 1903, uniting the work of Cumberland Electric Light and Power Company, and the Nashville Railway Company. This brought electrical power distribution into NR&L’s hands, and as electrification of homes expanded during the early twentieth century, NR&L often had to tout the benefits of electricity over alternative fuel sources, such as gas or kerosene lighting or wood stoves. The company launched major publicity and educational campaigns to grow their business.

Today it is hard to imagine life without electricity and the conveniences it brings, and harder still to imagine a time when consumers had to be cajoled and persuaded to adopt its use.

Learn more about:

  • how electricity revolutionized women’s lives and housework in the early twentieth century
  • how electrification of streetcar lines transformed Nashville’s landscape
  • how the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and hydroelectric power impacted farming and rural development during the New Deal era

All of these themes and more can be found in the papers of the Nashville Electric Service Public Relations Records in the holdings of the Special Collections Division

You might also enjoy these books:

A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Eat My Words: Reading Women’s Lives Through the Cookbooks They Wrote by Janet Theophano

Southern Food: At Home, On the Road, In History by John Egerton

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Foodways

Big Magic Book Review

By , December 8, 2015

Big Magic
By Elizabeth Gilbert

I have to start out with a confession: I, my name, have never read Eat, Pray, Love. What? I know right. Everyone read it. 83% loved it. 14% hated it. But I think at the time I thought it was so over-hyped I wasn’t gonna go anywhere near it. But somewhere along the way, I came across Gilbert’s original TED talk, and I was impressed. This chick is smart. And funny. I’ve been meaning to go back and pick up her most-popular book, but for whatever reason, I just haven’t. Sigh. So many books, so little time.

When I saw that Gilbert had a new book out, and that it was one about creativity and fear I knew I had to (HAD TO!) read it. It seems like I’ve really been studying this topic of doing things afraid here lately, so it was nice of such a popular author to write a book just for me. (She claims she wrote it for her…but I think we all know better.) A lot of these books fall flat because as a reader you can tell that the author is telling you more to “Practice what I say, not what I’ve done.” With Gilbert, though, you know she’s been there. She’s been at that low point, wondering if anyone was every going to recognize her art. One time when she’d gotten one of many rejection letters, she talked herself out of quitting by saying something like, “No way [insert publishing company name here]. Just because you rejected me this time, that doesn’t mean I’ll quit. I’ll keep writing. There are people who aren’t even born yet that are going to reject me!” That was my favorite line because it was so encouraging.

In our culture, if you aren’t immediately successful, people expect that you’ll quit. But, a)It takes years to be an overnight success and b) Gilbert says the only person you let down when you quit is yourself. You need to change your expectations and your attitude and keep doing what your are supposed to be doing. That’s how you win.

This is one of those books that I’m sad because it’s over. I don’t want to give it back to the library – I want to read it again – but 111 other people want to read it too. Sigh. Ok, I’ll be a responsible library patron, and I hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did.

Gilbert made Salon @ 615 a stop on her latest book tour. I didn’t get to go, but hopefully our tech team will get the podcast put together so that we all can see what we missed. That will give me something to look forward to.

Happy creating…

Amanda :)

Best Books of 2015

By , December 7, 2015

My top 3:

Single, Carefree, MellowSingle, Carefree, Mellow: Stories
by Katherine Heiny

I haven’t been this excited about a short story collection since Courtney Eldridge’s Unkempt.

 

 

 

 

The Folded ClockThe Folded Clock: A Diary
by Heidi Julavits

I kept reading this and saying happily to myself, “I totally agree!” Not to be hokey, but it was almost like making a new friend.

 

 

 

 

A Manual for Cleaning WomenA Manual for Cleaning Women: Selected Stories
by Lucia Berlin

This is my #1 pick for this year. Like Jean Stafford, whose Collected Stories won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (available through ILL), Berlin takes details from her own life and turns them into amazing art.

Some of my favorites were Point of ViewHer First DetoxTiger BitesEmergency Room Notebook, 1977Unmanageable, and Fool to Cry, as well as Carmen and Mijito, which were gut-wrenching but beautiful.

This also has a great introduction by Lydia Davis, who really gives you an appreciation of the collection before you even get started.

Stunning! Also recommended for fans of Mary Karr.

 

~Beth

 

 

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution

By , December 6, 2015

Black Panthers Vanguard of the RevolutionThe Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution 
by Stanley Nelson

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a film about the history of the Black Panther Party containing rare archival footage and interviews with the people who were a part of it, including members Kathleen Cleaver, Emory Douglas, Ericka Huggins, and Jamal Joseph. It bills itself as the first feature length documentary to explore the party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Filmmaker Stanley Nelson notes:

“The parallels between pivotal moments within the movement and events occurring in our communities today are undeniable. To better understand the Black Panther Party is to be able to better reflect on our own racial climate and collective responsibility to ensure basic rights are fulfilled, not diminished, and that voices of justice and dissent are celebrated, not silenced.”

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution will air on PBS in February, but you can catch a FREE special screening with Stanley Nelson in attendance as part of our Conversations@NPL series this Friday, December 11 at 6:00pm. You may recognize the Emmy Award-winning filmmaker from some of his previous projects like The Murder of Emmett Till, Freedom Riders, and Freedom Summer – the film that framed the discussion for July’s Conversations@NPL event with civil rights activists Bernard Lafayette and C.T. Vivian. Following the screening, Mr. Nelson will answer questions with WSMV’s Demetria Kalodimos.

Click here for more information about The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

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