I, Too, Sing America: An Evening of Storytelling Celebrating Democracy

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

I, Too, Sing America: An Evening of Storytelling Celebrating Democracy

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, 7 p.m.

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. for I, Too, Sing America: An Evening of Storytelling Celebrating Democracy. The event will be simultaneously broadcast on DC Public Library's YouTube and Facebook pages. 

The evening will feature five storytellers sharing personal stories about the importance of democracy, voting, rights and citizenship in today's society while honoring and celebrating the following historical events - 100 years of the passage of 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote and 55 years since the passage of the Voting Rights Act that enfranchised African Americans.

Story District, the region's preeminent storytelling organization, has provided coaching to all storytellers to help them craft personal, inspiring stories around the themes of democracy, voting rights, and citizenship. Some of the stories you'll hear are from a returning citizen whose voting rights have been restored, a woman from Selma, Alabama who was a teenager on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on Bloody Sunday in 1965, and a DC Public Librarian who believes access to information is key to a democratic society.  

You don't want to miss this event!