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Posted on: October 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Civil Rights Leaders Featured in Video Tuesday at Rock Island Library

Image of Civil Rights Mural with person and video title "I am the Future"

Just 59 years ago, local Quad Citians experienced a life-changing event when they attended the March on Washington. Hear their stories with a free video showing Tuesday at the Rock Island Public Library.

Civil Rights History Video Showing at Rock Island Public Library Tuesday, October 25

In cooperation with the Rock Island Public Library, Progressive Action for the Common Good (PACG) will present a free showing and discussion of the locally-produced oral history video, “I Am the Future, Standing on the Shoulders of the Past,” at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, October 25, at the Rock Island Downtown Library, 401 19th Street, Rock Island.

The short, locally-produced Black history video relates the first-hand accounts of Quad City residents who attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. That journey, and the connections with Martin Luther King, Jr. later inspired each of them to become civil rights leaders in the community. Glenda Guster, PACG president, accompanied by such video participants as The Rev. Gabriel Barber, III, will host a discussion immediately following the video.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more news and events from the Rock Island Public Library, visit the library website, follow the library on social media, or call the library at 309-732-READ (7323.)

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