Honoring the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Sunday, January 19 at 3:00 PM
Jason Robards Theatre
at Westport Country Playhouse
Join us for a FREE community event featuring a keynote address by Carol Anderson, historian, educator, and author of One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy. The celebration also features performances by award-winning opera singer, soprano Helena Brown, along with students from Trumbull's Regional Center for the Arts.
We are no longer accepting RSVPs for this event as we are now full.
An RSVP does not ensure a seat at the event as all seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The lobby will be open beginning at 1pm and theater doors will open at 2:30pm, we recommend arriving early to get a seat. Parking is limited so please carpool if possible.
The program will run approximately 90 minutes.
A moderated audience Q&A will follow Professor Anderson's address, and a reception and book signing will take place in the Playhouse lobby after the program.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Nation's Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction.
Co-sponsored by The Westport Library, Westport Country Playhouse, Westport/Weston Interfaith Council, Westport/Weston Interfaith Clergy, and TEAM Westport.
This event is made possible in part by and is included in the Westport Library's 2019–20 WestportREADS program, "Our Vote. Our Future," a year-long series commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.