Princeton Public Library began celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation in January with book discussions, film screenings and other programs that led up to a community commemoration with Pulitzer Prize-winning authors and historians James M. McPherson and Douglas Blackmon. This fall, our series continues in collaboration with Princeton Symphony Orchestra as they launch their "Migration Series Project."
The Migration Series Project includes a series of events presented by Princeton Symphony Orchestra and other area collaborators. At the center of the events is PSO's Opening Weekend, Oct. 4-6, featuring its American Voices concert and Festival of Music and Art.
Library programs in support of PSO's Migration Series Project continue Sept. 23 with a discussion of "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of American's Great Migration" led by Dale Caldwell. The Books on Tap Book Group will discuss "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie" by Ayana Mathis Sept. 24. At 7 p.m. on Oct. 1, as part of PSO Soundtracks, Laura M. Giles, curator of prints and drawings at Princeton University Art Museum will discuss works by African American artists that are part of the museum's collection. Her talk will provide a context for the work of artist Jacob Lawrence whose work, along with the music of jazz composer Derek Bermel, was drawn on for The Great Migration Series.
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