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TYLER, August 23, 2013-- The 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s historical March on Washington, one of the largest political rallies for human rights located on the Washington Mall, will be celebrated by the Tyler Public Library on Wednesday, Aug. 28, with the showing of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.
There will be two showings: one at Noon, and one at 4:30 p.m. The film is approximately one hour in length and will be shown in the Library’s auditorium.
“Dr. King was such a moving speaker and we are excited to offer this amazing part of our nation’s history at the Library,” said City Librarian, Mary Vernau. “All generations can experience this event on the big screen, as if they were there 5 decades ago.”
There will also be special book displays from the children’s and adult’s collections, highlighting Dr. King’s work and the Civil Rights Movement. These items are available for check out along with many other great resources.
The Library is located at 201 S College Ave, in downtown Tyler. For more information on this program or other library events visit the library’s website www.tylerlibary.com or contact them by phone at 903-593-7323.
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