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Black History Discussions at Wyomissing Public Library

by Wyomissing Public Library

Feb 10, 2021

On Friday, Feb. 12th the Wyomissing Public Library and the Berks InterCultural Alliance (BICA) will co-host a virtual discussion of two films about being Black in America. The discussion is free and open to the public and will be held via Zoom beginning at 6 PM. Registration is required.

 “Loving” is a 2016 film about Richard and Mildred Loving and their struggle to have their marriage recognized, a struggle which took them to the US Supreme Court which declared that interracial marriage is indeed legal. The film stars Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton and Will Dalton, and is available on dvd at the library, and may be streamed on Netflix.

 “The Pieces I Am” is a 2019 documentary about author, editor, professor and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison – the life she lived, the issues she struggled with, and her work. It was released shortly before she passed away, and won several awards including the Critics’ Choice for Documentary and the Image Award of the NAACP. It is available on Amazon Prime.

 The Berks InterCultural Alliance is a non-profit community volunteer group which promotes tolerance and educates against racism.

 On Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 6 PM the library will host a discussion of the film “Lincoln,” Stephen Speilberg’s 2012 drama of the struggles the 16th president went through not just in the Civil War but in the passage of the Emancipation Proclamation. This program is also free and open to the public, with registration required. The film is available on dvd at the library as well as through Amazon Prime’s streaming service.

 To register for these programs call the library at 610-374-2385 or email [email protected].

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