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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston

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African-American History on Film: "Zora is My Name"

"Zora is my Name" is part of the PBS "American Playhouse" series, about the African-American writer, oral historian and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston. Combines passages from the author's writings, anecdotes, folk tales told by actors, and sketches from the Hurston's life featuring Ruby Dee as Zora. (1990) Not Rated. 90 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

A discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

Event Location: Charlton County Library, 1291 Indian Trail , Folkston, GA 31537

Date: Mon, Feb 2, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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African-American History on Film: "Glory Road"

"Glory Road" In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship. (2006) Rated PG. 118 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Feb 4, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Big Read Movie: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" features Halle Berry as free-spirited Janie Crawford and her search for happiness that leads her through several different marriages, that challenge the morals of her small town. (2005) Not Rated. 113 minutes

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 North Way, Darien, GA 31355

Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Cultural Expressions 2015

Local and regional African-American artists display their individual work bound in a common theme – a reflection of pride in the many dimensions of their African-American cultural experiences.

Event Location: Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 7, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015 – Fri, Feb 13, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 – Fri, Feb 20, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 21, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 – Fri, Feb 27, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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Coastal Georgia Quilts On Display

Members of the Coastal Georgia Quilt Guild will display their quilts to bring attention to the Little Big Read book "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 – Sat, Feb 7, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 – Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 – Sat, Feb 21, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 – Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

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"Eyes, Bud & Tar": Student Big Read Showcase

Student artists exhibit work inspired by The Big, Middle and Little Read titles - "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Bud, Not Buddy" and "Tar Beach."

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2015 – Sat, Feb 7, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 13, 2015 – Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 – Sat, Feb 21, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 – Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 3, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 – Sat, Mar 7, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

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"Hat-titude Stroll" and Big Read Kick Off

Wear your favorite chapeau in honor of ZNH and stroll downtown Brunswick as Coastal Georgia Reads "Their Eyes Were Watching God" officially kicks off on First Friday. Proclamations, exhibit openings, and special events throughout the evening.

Event Location: Historic Downtown Brunswick, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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First Friday - Coastal Georgia Quilts On Display

Join the Coastal Georgia Quilt Guild on First Friday and pick up copies of The Big Read and Little Big Read books.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

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Big Read Movie: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" features Halle Berry as free-spirited Janie Crawford and her search for happiness that leads her through several different marriages, that challenge the morals of her small town. (2005) Not Rated. 113 minutes

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 6, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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Dr. Deborah Plant on Zora Neale Hurston

Dr. Deborah Plant, Chair and Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa and author of "Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit" speaks about the author and her works.

Event Location: College of Coastal GA, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Michele Johnson leads the discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

Event Location: St Simons Island Library, 530 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

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African-Americans and the US Military

Emerson Mungin, Jr., Tuskegee Airmen Historian gives a talk on the history of African-Americans in the US Military.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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A Few Groovy Films: "Cotton Comes to Harlem"

"Cotton Comes to Harlem" the action comedy directed by Ossie Davis tells the story of two cops with a tough reputation who want to take down a shady reverend. Featuring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques and Calvin Lockhart. 1970. Rated R. 97 min.

Event Location: College of Coastal Georgia, Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Deborah Plant

Dr. Deborah Plant, Chair and Associate Professor of Africana Studies at the University of South Florida in Tampa and author of "Zora Neale Hurston: A Biography of the Spirit" speaks about the author and her works.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 10, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Dr. Christina Johns leads the discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

Event Location: St Marys Public Library, 100 Herb Bauer Drive, St Marys, GA 31558

Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Little Big Read Storytime

Young readers have fun with the Little Big Read selection "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold.

Event Location: St Simons Island Public Library, 530 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Ann Mason leads the discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Cinema Gourmet: "Conrack"

Cinema Gourmet offers a delicious tasting of food from Chef Kate of Indigo Coastal Shanty and an insightful talk about the film. Conrack is the 1974 film based on the 1972 autobiographical book "The Water Is Wide" by Pat Conroy and starring Jon Voight in the title role, alongside Paul Winfield, Madge Sinclair, Hume Cronyn and Antonio Fargas. Filmed in and around Brunswick, GA some of local cast will be on hand to share their experience. PG, 106 minutes.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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A Few Groovy Films: "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"

"How Stella Got Her Groove Back" Stella (Angela Bassett) takes personal inventory of her life and tries to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive after a her romantic encounter on a tropical island. (1998) Rated R 124 min.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Big Read Movie: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" features Halle Berry as free-spirited Janie Crawford and her search for happiness that leads her through several different marriages, that challenge the morals of her small town. (2005) Not Rated. 113 minutes

Event Location: Hog Hammock Public Library, 1023 Hillery Lane, Sapelo Island, GA 31327

Date: Sat, Feb 14, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Women of the Harlem Renaissance and Their Masks: The Real and Fictional Lives of ZNH"

Dr. Jon Hershey discusses the women of the Harlem Renaissance

Event Location: Camden Center College of Coastal GA, 8001 Lakes Blvd. , Kingsland, GA 31548

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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African-American History on Film: "Glory"

"Glory" Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. Filmed in part on Jekyll Island. (1989) Rated R 122 min.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Woodbine Woman's Club hosts the discussion lead by Judy Buchanan, the director of archives. Judy will also present information about how the library is serving the community with genealogy research, especially in regards to the Ralph Bunche School alumni who are developing their collection.

Event Location: Bryan-Lang Historical Archives, 311 Camden Avenue, Woodbine, GA 31569

Date: Mon, Feb 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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"Women of the Harlem Renaissance and Their Masks: The Real and Fictional Lives of ZNH"

Dr. Jon Hershey discusses the women of the Harlem Renaissance

Event Location: College of Coastal GA, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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A Few Groovy Films: "Devil in a Blue Dress"

"Devil in a Blue Dress" is the story of Easy Rawlins (played by Denzel Washington) who finds himself amidst murder, crooked cops, ruthless politicians, and brutalizing hoodlums in this Chandler-esque "who-done-it." (1995) Rated R. 102 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Ann Mason leads the discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Library, 1105 North Way, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Book Discussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God."

Hattie's Book Club discusses Zora Neale Hurston's novel. Open to the public.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Little Big Read Storytime

Young readers have fun with "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 North Way, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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African-American History on Film: "The Cotton Club"

"The Cotton Club" follows the people that visited the club, those that ran it, and is peppered with the Jazz music that made it so famous. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and the star studded cast features Richard Gere and Gregory Hines. (1984) Rated R. 127 min. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St Simons Island.

Event Location: Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Feb 18, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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A Few Groovy Films: "Round Midnight"

In 'Round Midnight, real-life jazz legend Dexter Gordon brilliantly portrays the fictional tenor sax player Dale Turner, a musician slowly losing the battle with alcoholism, estranged from his family, and hanging on by a thread in the 1950's New York jazz world. (1986) Rated R. 133 minutes.

Event Location: College of Coastal GA, Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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A Tribute to Duke Ellington and The Harlem Renaissance

The Phil Morrison Trio with Keith Williams and Ken Trimmon perform an evening of music to celebrate Duke Ellington and other artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 21, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

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Big Read Movie: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" features Halle Berry as free-spirited Janie Crawford and her search for happiness that leads her through several different marriages, that challenge the morals of her small town. (2005) Not Rated. 113 minutes

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Little Big Read: "Tar Beach" Storytime

Young readers have fun with the Little Big Read selection "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Book Disussion - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Heather Heath leads the discussion of Zora Neale Hurston's novel.

Event Location: Long County Library, 28 South Main Street, Ludowici, GA 31316

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Novel vs. Film: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Ann Mason leads a discussion comparing and contrasting Zora Neale Hurston's novel and the film version.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 24, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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African-American History on Film: "42"

"42" is the story of baseball's legendary Jackie Robinson and the hostility he dealt with while breaking Major League Baseball's "color line." Featuring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. (2013) Rated PG13. 128 min. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island.

Event Location: Casino Theatre, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA 31522

Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Novel vs. Film: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Ann Mason leads a discussion comparing and contrasting Zora Neale Hurston's novel and the film version.

Event Location: Ida Hilton Library, 1105 North Way, Darien, GA 31305

Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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St Simons Storytellers Workshop - Zora Neale Hurston

Folklorist, anthropologist and writer, Zora Neale Hurston wrote four novels and more than 50 published short stories. The St Simons Storytellers' Workshop production has the incomparable Zora telling the story of her life and her work.

Event Location: College of Coastal GA, Stembler Theatre, 1 College Drive, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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A Few Groovy Films: "Love & Basketball"

"Love & Basketball" - from the playground to the pro leagues, Monica and Quincy have been inseparable. But their commitment to basketball will force them to make choice between each other and the game. (2000) Rated PG-13. 124 min.

Event Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Big Read Movie: "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" features Halle Berry as free-spirited Janie Crawford and her search for happiness that leads her through several different marriages, that challenge the morals of her small town. (2005) Not Rated. 113 minutes

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA 31545

Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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"Zora, Teacakes and Friends"

Join your neighbors for tea, cookies and conversation about the novel, "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston. (Teacake is a character in the novel, and a Teacakes is a scrumptious southern cookie shared at social gatherings amongst friends.) Hosted by The Brunswick Chapter of The Links, Inc. Free but reservations required. Call 912.262.6934.

Event Location: Pam Pam's Cupcake Shop, 1514 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Life & Style of the American Beach Lady

Marsha Dean Phelts author of "An American Beach for African Americans" talks on Marvyne Betsch, the American Beach Lady and Zora Neale Hurston.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Sat, Feb 28, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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African-American History on Film: "The Long Walk Home"

"The Long Walk Home" is the story of two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, who must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King. Starring Whoopi Goldberg and Sissy Spacek. (1990) Rated PG 97 min.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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African-American History on Film: "Rosewood"

"Rosewood" features Ving Rhames as Mann, a drifter caught in Rosewood, a town filled with racial prejudice. He ends up aiding the surviving African-Americans escape the town, with the help of a humble store owner played by Jon Voight. (1997) Rated R 140 min

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA 31520

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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