Taste of Soul Sunday
Author Visit: Stephen Mack Jones
1:30 pm & 3:00 pm | Lower Level
Adult Computer Training Center
Join us for a conversation with award winning author Stephen Mack Jones. He will discuss his two August Snow novels which explore themes such as race and economic inequality. Tough, smart, and struggling to stay alive, August Snow is the embodiment of Detroit. The son of an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother, August grew up in the city’s Mexican town and joined the police force only to be drummed out by a conspiracy of corrupt cops and politicians. But just like Detroit, August fought back.
A book signing will follow the discussion.
Scenes from “The Meeting” by Ebony Road Players
2:15 pm & 3:30 pm | Lower Level
Quiet Study Room
Join us for pivotal scenes from the powerful play “The Meeting,” performed by local theatre troupe Ebony Road “The Meeting” is a 1987 American play by Jeff Stetson about an imaginary meeting between Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X in 1965 in a hotel in Harlem during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.
New Hope Baptist Church Live African American Museum
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Watch some of the most important and influential figures in African American history come to life as they share their life stories, struggles, and accomplishments.
The cast does not interact with viewers. They are like animated statues. They tell their stories, but do not answer questions or engage in conversations. If a personality stares straight ahead and does not speak, you are not being ignored. The cast member is only waiting until more people gather.