Morristown and Morris Township Library in cooperation with Bethel A.M.E., Church of Morristown, is showing the 1967 documentary and an Academy award nominee, A Time for Burning at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27th, in the library’s Lower Level Meeting Room. The documentary is about a white Lutheran Church Reverend’s idea to have the families of his all-white church have dinner in the homes of families of Hope Lutheran Church, the African-American church, a little more than a mile away. Dr. Lillie Edwards (retired Drew University professor) will engage the audience in drawing parallels between what happened in Omaha, Nebraska in the film and what happened in New Jersey and Morris County, both in the past and present.
Note that the exhibit The Ties That Bind: How Race Relations Shaped Morris County and New Jersey, 1688-2018 is on display in our second floor F.M. Kirby Gallery until January 5th, 2019.
This program is generously supported by the Friends of the Library.