Special Showing of PBS Film on Slavery Scheduled for Ralph Ellison Library


Slavery is the nightmare that haunts the American dream.

To help commemorate Juneteenth, the Ralph Ellison Library,2000 N.E. 23rd Street, will present a special screening of the recent PBS documentary film “Slavery By Another Name” on Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00p.m.  The movie was awarded Official Selection status at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

“We will be joined,” said librarian Joey Shelton, “by a historian guest speaker who will talk with us about the information in the film.  We hope to have an open discussion among viewers of the program.”

The session is free and open to the public.  Hideaway pizza will be provided.  Call the Ralph Ellison Library at 424-1437 with questions.

For more information about this or any Metropolitan Library System program, visit the MLS website, www.metrolibrary.org.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 13 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Patience S. Latting Northwest, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library, and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City. You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.