On Friday January 17, 2020, Phillips Exeter Academy will celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a daylong program of speakers and workshops. In support of this program, the Library has created a book display featuring the works of keynote speaker, Ibram X. Kendi, workshop speakers Michael W. Twitty, Audrey Peterman, and Paul Tran as well as other books and films related to Friday’s workshop topics. These items are currently on display in the the Class of 1945 Library’s Rockefeller Hall. Some books can also be found online in the Library’s Visiting Speakers OverDrive collection.
Keynote Speaker Ibram X. Kendi
Books by Workshop Speakers
- The Cooking Gene : a Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, by Michael W. Twitty
- Our True Nature : Finding a Zest for Life in the National Park System by Audrey Peterman
- Legacy on the Land : a Black Couple Discovers Our National Inheritance and Tells Why Every American Should Care by Audrey Peterman
- Inheriting the War : Poetry and Prose by Descendants of Vietnam Veterans and Refugees, includes poetry by workshop presenter Paul Tran
Also on display are the specific works of Dr. King mentioned in workshop descriptions or titles that touch upon some of the topics that will be covered by tomorrow’s speakers.
- Strength to Love – a collection of Dr. King’s sermons including “Love in Action”
- I Have a Dream : Writings and Speeches that Changed the World contains twenty of Dr. King’s most memorable speeches and writings including “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”
- Vietnam and Black America : an Anthology of Protest and Resistance includes Dr. King’s “Beyond Vietnam” speech (Listen here)
Those attending the play reading of Clybourne Park and discussion of Raisin the Sun maybe be interested in viewing the texts through our OverDrive or checking out one of the film adaptations available in our dvd collection.