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Virtual MLK Lecture: Matthew A. Cherry

Presented by Akron-Summit County Public Library - Main at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 17 2021
Virtual MLK Lecture: Matthew A. Cherry

Matthew Cherry produced the Academy Award-winning short film, Hair Love, which was adapted into a bestselling picture book. He will discuss how his creative works reflect Dr. King’s vision and dream.

Matthew Cherry produced the award-winning short film, Hair Love, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2020. Hair Love was adapted into a picture book and immediately became a New York Times Bestseller. Hair Love was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book.

Matthew is a former University of Akron and NFL wide receiver. He was the executive producer for Spike Lee’s highly acclaimed “BlacKkKlansman” and has directed multiple television episodes, including ABC’s “Black-ish” and “Mixed-ish.”

Register to receive a Zoom link to hear Mr. Cherry discuss how his creative works reflect Dr. King’s vision and dream.

Borrow Hair Love from the Library: https://bit.ly/3hLUsqf

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture is sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Eta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc

Learn more here.


This virtual event will be presented on Zoom. Please register to receive a link.

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