Saturday, September 8, 2007

Free showing of DVD biography of local resident Alex Haley at new Witherspoon Library, Monday 7 PM

HOPE Group Meeting
Monday, September 10th, 7:00 pm
W.C. Witherspoon Memorial Library

The program will consist of a DVD on the life of Alex Haley, an American biographer, scriptwriter and novelist, whose most famous work is Roots. Mr. Haley was a student at Elizabeth City Teachers College from 1937 until 1939. Haley's father taught agriculture at Elizabeth City Teachers College before during and after Alex's years there as a student. During WWII Alex enlisted in the Coast Guard. He learned to write professionally onboard ships and later writing officially for the Coast Guard. Today, a cutter ship serving with the Coast Guard is christened with his name. The film will be biographical and will include excerpts from the last forum Alex Haley presented. You are encouraged to bring guests.

Contact the library first at 252-335-2473 to assure space will be available for your party. The room can hold no more than about 50 persons comfortably.

For more info on the W.C Witherspoon Memorial Library (also known as the Pasquotank-Camden Library), then please click here.

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