The Justice Journey: In Words and Song (rm 2/3)Wednesday February 12, 2020
7:00 PM until 8:20 PM
Celebrating Black History Month
Presented by Craig E. Uplinger, who will be joined by his wife and daughter, Jney and Mackenzie Uplinger, on vocals.
America’s Founding documents proclaimed equality and liberty, yet strengthened the institution of slavery. Tragically, this contradiction resisted every compromise and led to a Civil War. For a time, Constitutional Amendments eradicated legal barriers between Black and White, but then Southern States built a new one called Jim Crow.
In 1955, the citizens of Montgomery, Alabama attacked Jim Crow, not with armies or bullets, but with discipline, love, and the inspiration of a 26-year-old pastor. Join us as Craig E. Uplinger discusses how Martin Luther King, Jr. and the participants in the fight for civil rights provide the lesson that love is greater than war, and that lasting resolution can be found beyond every barrier.
Craig E. Uplinger is a teacher of United States History at Marlboro High School and a James Madison Fellow, as well as a member of the Phi Alpha Theta National Historical Honor Society. Jney and Mackenzie Uplinger have performed with the Phoenix and Premier Theatre companies.
Co-sponsored by Gary Matoren, in memory of his daughter Debbie Lynn Matoren.
to go to the Monmouth County Library