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Celebrate Black History Month at the Royal Oak Public Library

Thursday, February 27
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Friends Auditorium

Adult, Featured

One summer day in 1958 a young photographer took a picture of dozens of America’s jazz legends all gathered in one place. This famous photograph became known as A Great Day in Harlem.

Join Stu Johnson, Royal Oak resident and frequent speaker, on Thursday, February 27 at 7:00 pm as he takes us back to that fateful day with the back story, photos, and of course, great music.

Slides and recordings punctuate this presentation, often featuring some of the lesser known musicians. Musicians profiled include Theloneous Monk, Hank Jones, Dizzy Gillespie, and Coleman Hawkins, Jimmy Rushing, Hilton Jefferson and Marian McPartland. Learn the events surrounding the taking of this famous photo of 57 jazz greats in the summer of 1958.

Registration is requested. Fill out the form below or call the adult reference desk at 248-246-3727. Sponsored by the Friends of the Royal Oak Public Library.

92 of 100 places available.
50 of 50 places available on the waitlist.

The registration is closed