Press Release: Community Readings and Conversations in Hudson, NY

Marking Black History Month 2014, The Prison Public Memory Project and Staley B. Keith Social Justice Center are sponsoring community readings and dialogues in Hudson, NY in partnership with the Hudson Area Library and REV Coffeehouse. Prison Public Memory Project invites Hudson residents to hear, read (out loud), and engage in lively conversation about fascinating characters and events in the history of African-Americans in Hudson and beyond that have happened inside or against the backdrop of prisons. 

Each evening, community members will be reading and discussing short selections from books, poems, letters, and documents from the 1800s through the 1970s. 

WHAT: Black History BEYOND BARS: Community Readings & Conversations

WHO: Open to the Public

CHARGE: No charge for admission

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Hudson Area Library
400 State Street, Hudson, NY

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Arts/Entertainment/Sports
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Activism & Social Justice


Thursday, February 27, 2014
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

REV Coffeehouse
742 Warren St, Hudson, NY

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Education & Writing in Prison
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Child Saving in Hudson & Beyond

Readings featured in these sessions will include readings written by and about such well-known figures in Black History as Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Angela Davis, Satchel Paige, Ruben "Hurricane" Carter, Ella Fitzgerald, Claude Brown, and those lesser known figures who nevertheless profoundly shaped black history locally and beyond such as Dr. M.E. Ross, Shirley Wilder, the Honorable Jane Bolin, and Mary Hughes.


For information about Black History Beyond Bars, visit our events page | Read more about the dialogue at REV Coffeehouse on the Register-Star's website