Day after inauguration, former Schomburg Center director will contextualize Trump presidency at Newark library
by Newswire/January 21, 2017
Today from 2:00-4:00 p.m. the Newark Public Library will present the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Lecture. Author Howard Dodson will speak about the state of the country in his presentation “Becoming America: From Obama to Trump,” in Centennial Hall, at the Main Library.
The program will also feature a special performance by The Solid Rock Singers with accompanist Linell Andrews.
Dodson, a Newark resident, served as Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a research unit of the New York Public Library system, from 1984 to 2011. He was also Director of the Moorland Spingarn Center and Howard University Libraries from 2011 to 2015.
Under his leadership, the Schomburg Center developed into the world’s most comprehensive public research library devoted exclusively to documenting and interpreting African Diasporan and African histories and cultures.
Dodson has authored ten books, including Becoming American: The African American Journey in 2009, and has curated more than 25 exhibitions. He also played a leading role in transforming New York’s long-lost African Burial Ground into a National Monument, and served as a member of the President’s Commission on the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
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