MLK Book Club: Assata | Saturdays - Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, April 8, and April 22 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library
In partnership with the Juanita Craft House 2618 Project and the Martin Luther King Jr. Branch Library, the MLK Book Club is a space to share, connect and learn through a selected book. For this series, we will be reading Assata: An Autobiography by Assata Shakur.
About the book: On May 2, 1973, Black Panther Assata Shakur (aka JoAnne Chesimard) lay in a hospital, close to death, handcuffed to her bed, while local, state, and federal police attempted to question her about the shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike that had claimed the life of a white state trooper. Long a target of J. Edgar Hoover’s campaign to defame, infiltrate, and criminalize Black nationalist organizations and their leaders, Shakur was incarcerated for four years prior to her conviction on flimsy evidence in 1977 as an accomplice to murder.
This book club is free with registration with limited seating. We are offering free copies to the first 20 people who register for this event. For more information and to RSVP, click the link below: https://dallaslibrary.librarymarket.com/event/mlkbookclub-assata
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Dates & Times
- Saturday, April 8, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2023-04-08 13:00:00 2023-04-08 16:00:00 America/Chicago MLK Book Club: Assata //artandseek.org/calendar/event/116427/mlk-book-club-assata Dallas Public Library - Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75215
- Saturday, April 22, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2023-04-22 13:00:00 2023-04-22 16:00:00 America/Chicago MLK Book Club: Assata //artandseek.org/calendar/event/116427/mlk-book-club-assata Dallas Public Library - Martin Luther King Jr. Branch, 2922 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75215