Stars for Freedom: Hollywood, Black Celebrities, and the Civil Rights Movement @ TU

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuckahoe Area Library
TU Meeting Room

Event Details

Emilie Raymond, professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University, will discuss her book Stars for Freedom about the civil rights movement and black celebrities. Focusing on the "Leading Six" trailblazers - Harry Belafonte, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dick Gregory, and Sidney Poitier - Raymond reveals how they not only advanced the civil rights movement in front of the cameras, but also worked tirelessly behind the scenes, raising money for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legal defense, leading membership drives for the NAACP, and personally engaging with workaday activists to boost morale. Part of the Humanities Research Center's Meet VCU Authors Series.

This program is part of the Humanities Research Center's Meet VCU Authors Series.

Event Type(s): Program - Adult, Author Visit
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Emilie Raymond
Tuckahoe Area Library
(804) 501-1910 ext. 5