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Lunch With Books Celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Marvin Jefferson as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHEELING — Marvin Jefferson portrays Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through Chautauqua (first-person historical characterization), followed by a question and answer session during the upcoming Lunch With Books program beginning at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling.

Jefferson focuses on Dr. King’s spiritual journey from his youth to his opposition to the Vietnam War in 1967. King is one of the most celebrated African-Americans of the 20th century and was known best as a leader in the U.S. Civil Rights movement. A clergyman, activist and humanitarian, King’s honors include the Nobel Peace Prize, Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

Jefferson has been building a national reputation for his portrayals of MLK and Paul Robeson over the past couple of decades. His appearances include performances at both the Nevada and Ohio Chautauqua festivals.

Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, they begin at noon on Tuesdays in the library’s auditorium. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided.

Call the Ohio County Public Library at 304-232-0244 or visit the library’s website at www.ohiocountylibrary.org for more information.

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