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January 30, 2018

The County Library Celebrates Black History Month with Film and HistoryMakers

Kelsy Thompson - Email
(801) 944-7522

SALT LAKE COUNTY, UT — In honor of Black History Month, the County Library is offering a free film screening on February 1 and a special HistoryMakers event on February 3.

The public is invited to attend a free screening of "Street Fighting Men," with director Andrew James in attendance for a post-film Q&A, on February 1. Shot over two years in the neighborhoods of Detroit, this film is a modern American narrative: a story of hard work, faith, and manhood in a community left to fend for itself.

On February 3, in partnership with The HistoryMakers organization, the County Library will honor Salt Lake County HistoryMakers Emma E. Houston, the Honorable Shauna Graves-Robertson and Dr. Joyce M. Gray, with the new addition of Representative Sandra Hollins, in a special program.

The program will spotlight the contributions of the four honorees and feature a Q&A session. Following the presentation, attendees may enjoy light refreshments and mingle with the local HistoryMakers.

  • WHAT: Free screening of "Street Fighting Men"
  • WHEN: Thursday, February 1 at 7 pm
  • WHERE: Library’s Viridian Event Center (8030 S 1825 W)
  • WHAT: HistoryMakers Program
  • WHEN: Saturday, February 3 at 2 pm
  • WHERE: Library’s Viridian Event Center (8030 S 1825 W)
  • RSVP: Space is limited; RSVP is preferred.

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