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Virtual MLK Lecture: Matthew A. Cherry

Academy Award-Winning Producer and Author

2021-01-17 14:00:00 2021-01-17 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual MLK Lecture: Matthew A. Cherry Main Library

Sunday, January 17
2:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-01-17 14:00:00 2021-01-17 15:00:00 America/New_York Virtual MLK Lecture: Matthew A. Cherry Matthew Cherry produced the Academy Award-winning short film, Hair Love, which was adapted into a bestselling picture book. He will discuss how his creative works reflect Dr. King’s vision and dream. Main Library

Matthew Cherry produced the Academy Award-winning short film, Hair Love, which was adapted into a bestselling picture book. He will discuss how his creative works reflect Dr. King’s vision and dream.

Simulcast on facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/AkronLibrary 

This virtual event will be presented on Zoom. Please register to receive a link.

Please contact communications@akronlibrary.org if you registered and did not receive a link, or if you have any technical issues.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.

When: Jan 17, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series - Matthew A. Cherry

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://akronlibrary-org.zoom.us/j/98205133656 

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Or Telephone:

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Webinar ID: 982 0513 3656

    International numbers available: https://akronlibrary-org.zoom.us/u/acMlRGTsI4

 

Click here to place a hold on the Hair Love ebook.

Click here to place a hold on the Hair Love print book.

 

 

Matthew Cherry produced the award-winning short film, Hair Love, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020. Hair Love was adapted into a picture book and immediately became a New York Times Bestseller. Hair Love was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book.

Matthew is a former University of Akron and NFL wide receiver. He was the executive producer for Spike Lee’s highly acclaimed "BlacKkKlansman" and has directed multiple television episodes, including ABC’s "Black-ish" and "Mixed-ish."

Register to receive a Zoom link to hear Mr. Cherry discuss how his creative works reflect Dr. King’s vision and dream.

Borrow Hair Love from the Library: https://bit.ly/3hLUsqf 

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture is sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Eta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

 

AGE GROUP: | Teen | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Special Events | Books & Writing |

TAGS: | MLK | Martin Luther King |

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