February 22, 2021
By Eric Englund
Celebrate Black Heritage Month with the Ocean County Library and the Toms River Space NAACP, through a virtual creation by the Vibrant Star Touring Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 27 starting at midday.
“Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement 1955-68” introduces viewers to iconic events and people today in the improvement of equal legal rights, like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Flexibility Rides, sit-ins, the 1963 March on Washington and much more.
One particular individual incident touched upon took place in the company’s household state of North Carolina. On Feb. 1, 1960, 4 college students from North Carolina A&T University – Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and Joseph McNeil – sat down for lunch at the Woolworth’s lunch counter in Greensboro, where the official policy was to refuse provider to any individual of color. The four young adult men refused to give up their seats. Harassed, bullied, shouted at, these courageous younger gentlemen stood, or rather, sat for their appropriate to be taken care of similarly.
Shiny Star is completing its 2nd entire 10 years of serving universities and communities with historic, classic, literary and instructional productions.
The spectacular and musical plan, recommended for viewers from fourth quality to adult, is sponsored by the Close friends of the Ocean County Library –Toms River and the Toms River Region NAACP.
To sign-up, visit theoceancountylibrary. —E.E.