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      February 23, 2019

      Saturday   2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

      1001 New Jersey 35
      Shrewsbury, New Jersey 07702

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      The Justice Journey: In Words and Song, Eastern Branch, Monmouth County Library System

      Celebrating Black History Month

      The Justice Journey: From Independence Hall to the March on Washington by Craig Uplinger

      America's Founding documents proclaimed equality and liberty, yet strengthened the institution of slavery. Tragically, this contradiction resisted every compromise and led to a Civil War. For a time, Constitutional Amendments eradicated legal barriers between Black and White, but then Southern states built a new wall called Jim Crow.

      In 1955, the citizens of Montgomery, Alabama attacked Jim Crow, not with armies or bullets, but with discipline, love and the inspiration of a 26-year-old pastor. Join us as Craig Uplinger discusses how Martin Luther King, Jr. and the participants in the fight for civil righs provide us lessons that love is greater than war and that lasting resolution can be found above every barrier.

      Craig Uplinger is a teacher of United States History at Marlboro High School, and a James Madison Fellow and member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Historical Honor Society. He will be joined by his wife and daughter, Jney and Mackenzie Uplinger, who have performed lcoally with the Phoenix and Premier Theatre companies.

      Cost: Free - Contact: Reference Staff 1-866-941-8188

      Categories: Education | Holiday | Literary & Books

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