MAIN STAGE

9:30 am Festival Kick Off with Cynthia E. Exum, Executive Director
& Event Co-Chairs: Dr. Bernard and Shirley Kinsey
MC: TBA

9:45 am Kick off Musical Performance –TBA

10:00 am “Writing Our History: Arcadia Authors Speak”

• Robert Lee Johnson (Compton)
• Dr. Karin Stanford (African Americans In Los Angeles)
• Cynthia E. Exum (Leimert Park)
• Alex Moreno (Mexican-Americans in Los Angeles)

Interviewer: Erin Aubry Kaplan, KCET Journalist

10:30 am Book Discussion with Authors: Gary Phillips & Gar Anthony Haywood
Featured Book: Black Pulp

11:00 am Take 5 Interview with Author Terry McMillan (Video on LSD 32”)

11:15 am Afternoon Greeting

California Librarians Black Caucus presents
Joyce Sumbi Leadership Award
Acknowledgement of Special Guests

11:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION:

Power to the People: Revolutionary Movements in the African-American Community hosted by Revolution Books and
Moderated by UCLA Professor Joshua Bloom

12:15 pm Take Five Interview with Author James A. Baldwin (video on LSD 32”)

12:30 pm PANEL DISCUSSION:

“Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy in the Era of Obama”

Potential Panelists:
• Rev. James Lawson, Former Minister Holman Methodist Church
and other Special Guest to be Announced

1:15pm SPECIAL ORATORICAL PRESENTATION:

Recital of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Speech
“I Have a Dream” – 1963
Hamilton High Student - Trey Bennett, III

1:30 pm In Conversation with Eric LaSalle
Interviewer: TBA

2:00 pm In Conversation with Judge Mabelean Ephriam
Interviewer: TBA

2:30 pm ‘A Place Called Home’ Jazz Ensemble
Musical Director: Charyn Harris
Tribute to Sly and the Family Stone

3:00 pm PANEL DISCUSSION:
A talk with Former Freedom Riders & Special Guests:

• Former Councilman Robert C. Farrell
• Dr. Robert and Helen Singleton

Moderator: Donzaleigh Abernathy, Partners to History: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the
Civil Rights Movement

3:50 pm Take 5 Interview with Maya Angelou (video on LSD 32” screen)

4:00 pm POET SPOTLIGHT – Guest Poets to Be Announced

4:30 pm MAIN ATTRACTION:
“Behind the Music that Changed History, Changed America”
Music Industry Legends: TBA

5:15 pm E. Lynn Harris (video on LSD 32” )
Musical Performance Interlude

5:30 pm In Celebration of Black History Month:
Songs That Fueled and Inspired the Civil Rights Movement

• Tribute to Stax Records
• Tribute to Motown Records
• Tribute to Sam Cooke

6:30 pm Book Fair’s 60’s Themed After Party w/ DJ Jedi



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