- Jan 10 2018
- 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Super Awesome Storytime: MLK, Jr’s Birthday w/ Corey Rogers
Join us Wednesday, January 10th @ 10:30am for our special Super Awesome Storytime as we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with Corey Rogers from Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History. He will be reading “Sit-in: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down” by Andrea Pinkney and illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
The Lucy Craft Laney Museum is the only African American Museum in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA, Augusta and its Surrounding Areas). The museum, which opened in 1991, is a small house museum that was the former home of Miss Lucy Craft Laney.
The museum is located in the Historic Laney-Walker District, near the original site of the Haines Normal and Industrial Institute. The mission of the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History is to promote the legacy of Ms. Lucy Craft Laney through arts and history. They accomplish this awesome task by educating and exposing children and adults of the CSRA, the State and beyond to the arts, history, literature and leadership through exhibits and programs.
And as always snack will be provided by our friends at The New Moon Cafe following storytime.
About the book:
It was February 1, 1960.
They didn’t need menus. Their order was simple.
A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side.
This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth’s lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement.
Andrea Davis Pinkney uses poetic, powerful prose to tell the story of these four young men, who followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s words of peaceful protest and dared to sit at the “whites only” Woolworth’s lunch counter. Brian Pinkney embraces a new artistic style, creating expressive paintings filled with emotion that mirror the hope, strength, and determination that fueled the dreams of not only these four young men, but also countless others.