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Selma and the Voting Rights
Lecture by Dr. Roy E. Finkenbine of the University of Detroit Mercy
Tuesday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m.
The current film Selma has generated quite a box-office buzz. But fifty years ago Selma was the name of a racially-divided Alabama town at the heart of a civil rights campaign that stirred millions of people throughout the world. It culminated in the Voting Rights Act, changing forever the landscape of American democracy. This talk will explore that story and tell how Selma is still instructive for the racial dilemmas of post-Ferguson America. Please call 248-658-3440 or stop by the Adult reference desk to register for this free program.
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The Berkley Public Library is proud of its collection, beautiful building and programs. Although tax dollars are the main source of revenue for the library, we need extra funding to support the level of services we offer.
The library’s endowment fund was started in 1999 with a bequest of $62,500 and has grown to over $125,000. Each year the library receives a check to support library programs. This money has been used to upgrade the computer network, renovate the children’s room, and purchase new materials for the collection. The annual distribution from the endowment fund provides a stable source of income for the library and this payout grows with the fund.
The Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund is administered by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Pooling charitable funds into a well-recognized organization offers us a higher return on dollars.
How can I help?
The answer is simple. Your donation of any size will help. Simply fill out this form and send in your check (payable to “CFSEM”) with “Berkley Public Library Endowment Fund” written on the memo line and send it to the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.
Not only are you helping an outstanding public institution, your donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.
How can I learn more?
You can contact the Library Director Matt Church at 248-658-3440.
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