Hickory – Come to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Saturday, February 4th at 2:00 p.m. as we explore the hidden history of women’s roles during the Civil Rights Movement. Most have heard of Rosa Parks and Erasure Of Women’s RoleCoretta Scott King, but many don’t realize that women played leading roles in promoting the fight for civil rights. Women like Septima Clark created programs to educate and empower African Americans. Dorothy Height helped organize the 1963 March on Washington as well as creating grassroots organizations to bring communities together to foster change and acceptance.

This program is presented in collaboration with Hickory Community Theatre and is intended to provide a deeper understanding of the historical issues serving as the backdrop for Tori Sampson’s play Cadillac Crew. Cadillac Crew will be presented at Hickory Community Theatre’s Jeffers Theatre from February 17th through March 4th. Tickets for this production are $16 for adults and $10 for youth and students. Tickets may be purchased online at https://www.hickorytheatre.org/memphis or by calling 828-328-2283.

Registration is not required for this event. For more info., please call 828-304-0500

Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 3rd Street NE, Hickory. All library programs are free and open to the public.