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Media Release Friday, July 31, 2020
Contact: Roy L. Williams
Director of Public Relations
Birmingham Public Library
Work No.: (205) 226-3746
Cell No. : (205) 572-1359
a: 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203

BPL to Host Read-In for Justice on Saturday, August 8

“Read-In for Justice: Let the Children Speak,” is the theme for the third edition of BPL’s popular monthly series in which people from the community read books on the subject of race and social injustice. The virtual event will air on BPL Facebook Live from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. 

The event will pay tribute to 1963, when the call to desegregate Birmingham went out. Civil rights leaders gathered from time to time strategizing and making plans to protest the discrimination against blacks in business and in everyday life. The plans included non-violent protests. In 1963, the plan was to enlist children to march throughout the city in protest of segregation. Thus, the Children’s March came to be. 

Jahman Hill & Eric Marable, Jr., founders of The Flourish Alabama and past participants of BPL’s Bards & Brews, held a Virtual Poetry Camp last week. The theme of their camp was the Children's March. The outcome was so powerful that BPL decided to “Let the Children Speak” be the focus of the August Read-In for Justice. For details click here or read below 
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