Freedom Read/Freedom Film Fest – Jackson

November 3, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Freedom Read/Freedom Film Fest – Jackson
Sunday Nov 3 at 2pm

Jackson District Library joins the Michigan Theatre and the Jackson Area Civil Rights Awareness Association (JACRAA) to bring you a series of book discussions and films designed to celebrate Civil Rights anniversaries through Freedom Fest Jackson.
Book discussions will be held in the Auditorium. Films will be shown at the Michigan Theater, 124 N. Mechanic St. unless otherwise noted. Free admission.

For more information, please visit or contact Marcia Young at (517) 788-4087.

Film: Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2:00 pm
Road to Freedom: Vernon Johns Story
The Vernon Johns Story is the inspirational saga of the man who preceded Martin Luther King Jr. as pastor of a Montgomery, Alabama Baptist Church. Described as “one of God’s most brilliant preachers,” Johns campaigned tirelessly for Civil Rights long before the cudgel was taken up by the “mainstream.” Before leaving his post, Johns passed the torch to young Reverend King, who is but a minor character in this positive, uplifting TV-movie. (synopsis courtesy of
Book Discussion: Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6:30 pm
Cane River by Lalita Tademy

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