Tuesday, March 06, 2012
CITY COUNCILMEMBERS KWANZA HALL AND MICHAEL JULIAN BOND TO JOIN THE REVEREND
JOSEPH LOWERY FOR BOOK SIGNING AND DISCUSSION AT THE JIMMY CARTER Presidential
Library and Museum
Atlanta City Councilmembers Kwanza Hall and Michael Julian Bond will join the
Rev. Joseph Lowery to debut and discuss his first book, “Singing the Lord’s
Song in a Strange Land,” at 7 p.m. TONIGHT, February 27 at the Carter
Presidential Library and Museum, 441 Freedom Parkway in Atlanta.
program, part of the Carter Center’s observance of Black History Month, will
be held in the Carter Museum Theater. A book signing will follow with
copies available for purchase.
Bond, son of Civil Rights activist Julian Bond, will lead Rev. Lowery in a
discussion of The Civil Rights Movement: Where We’ve Been and Where
We’re Going. Councilmember Hall, whose council district includes the
Carter Center, will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
addition to sharing his personal account of the civil rights movement, including
the Montgomery bus boycott and his work and life with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr., Rev. Lowery will touch on more recent events such as the funerals of
Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks, as well as his experience receiving the
Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Commenting on the
upcoming event, Rev. Lowery said, “What a joy it will be to share some of the
stories and messages that have guided my life over the past few decades.”
event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Attendees who arrive early will have free access to the new George Washington
Carver exhibit until 6:45p.m.