Stetson Kennedy Legacy: The Black Superheros

  • Date: Saturday, Aug 08, 2015
  • Time: 1:00PM to 3:00PM
  • Where: Main Library, Hicks Auditorium, 300 N Main St.

Escape the Ordinary this summer at the Jacksonville Public Library with author talks, Readers Theater and a documentary screening and discussion!

Join Readers Theater cast members as they give life to black superheros derived from folklorist and Jacksonville author Stetson Kennedy's Palmetto Country, Library of Congress American ex-slaves archives gathered by the Federal Writer's Project during the 1930s, and the commemorative comic book, Introducing The Black Superheros, written and edited by Tangela Floyd and illustrated by Brian Oakley.

Kennedy, Library of Congress, and Floyd's collections include African-American superheros who used strength, intelligence and endurance to accomplish unexpected results. Directed by Tangela Floyd and Emanuel Washington.

The program is brought to you by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, Young Minds Building Success Charities, and Nokturnal Escape LLC.

This event is free and open to the public. 

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