Juneteenth/Freedom Day

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By Celeste Malone for MP&F’s Diversity Committee One of our newest staff associates Celeste Malone wrote the following post in celebration of Juneteenth, an American holiday on June 19 that commemorates the abolition of slavery in Texas and is widely viewed as the end of slavery in the United States. MP&F’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, which Celeste is a member of, provides regular programming for the office to create a more open and self-aware environment. The content of the post was part of a presentation Celeste and fellow staff associate Ira Hughes gave during a recent staffwide meeting. On June … Read More

U.S. Rep. John Lewis Returns to Nashville as 2016 Nashville Public Library Literary Award Honoree

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Rep. John Lewis Literary Award

Civil rights pioneer, statesman and author U.S. Rep. John Lewis will be honored with the Nashville Public Library Literary Award on Saturday, Nov. 19. Lewis will discuss his New York Times best-selling graphic novel trilogy “March” during a free public lecture and book signing that same day at 10 a.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Magnet High School (613 17th Ave. N). “Through the ‘March’ trilogy, Congressman Lewis is engaging a new generation of readers in civil rights history,” said Tari Hughes, president of the Nashville Public Library Foundation. “His story is inspiring and educational, and it holds … Read More