A Storytelling in Honor of the Life and Legacy of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr

Saturday, January 1410:30—11:30 AMLiving RoomCary Memorial Library1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA, 02420

Join renowned storyteller Valerie Tutson for a program honoring the life and legacy of the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King, Jr and the Civil Rights Movement. This family-friendly program will include songs (can't do Civil Rights Movement without singing!) and stories of people who walked along side Dr King, who were inspired by and a part of the Movement, as well as a personal story Valerie calls "Carleen and Me and Dr King's Dream," which explores a personal story of an interracial friendship in the early days of school/neighborhood integration.

Valerie Tutson has been telling stories around the world since 1991. She focuses on stories from Black history and traditions and her repertoire includes stories and songs learned in her travels in Africa.  Valerie is the Executive Director of the Rhode Island Black Storytellers (RIBS). Founded in 1998, RIBS is a small non-profit based out of Providence, Rhode Island dedicated to promoting the awareness, appreciation, and application of Black storytelling. RIBS is getting ready to present its 25th FUNDA FEST: A Celebration of Black Storytelling. For information: www.fundafest.org).

In-person attendance is on a first come basis.

In partnership with the Association of Black Citizens of Lexington (ABCL).

This program is made possible by the generous donors to the Cary Library Foundation.