WASHINGTON – Juan Williams, author of “My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil Rights Experience,” will speak on July 21, 2007 in the Department of the Interior Auditorium. This presentation, which is in conjunction with the Department of the Interior Museum exhibit Witness to History: The March on Washington, is free and open to the public.
A senior correspondent for National Public Radio and Emmy Award-winning writer and television correspondent, Juan Williams will speak on how the historical struggle for civil rights has transformed American life. The battle for civil rights touched the lives of every American and the movement continues to be a force in America. A book signing will follow the lecture.
The U.S. Department of the Interior Museum is presenting the lecture, which is part of the exhibit Witness to History: The March on Washington commemorating the August 28, 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The exhibit features 10 original never before seen watercolors by David Granahan depicting the days activities. The Interior Museum is also in the Main Interior Building and for more information on the museum and the exhibit, please visit the Museum’s website at www.doi.gov/interiormuseum.
|WHO:||Juan Williams, author of “My Soul Looks Back in Wonder: Voices of the Civil
|WHEN:||Saturday, July 21, 2007 from 3 to 5 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Department of the Interior Museum in the Main Interior Building. The visitor entrance to the Main Interior Building is at 1849 C Street, N.W. Each adult must have photo identification to present to the security guard. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm on the third Saturday of each month, except for all Federal holidays. For more information on the museum, call Hunter Hollins at (202) 208-4659 or visit their website www.doi.gov/interiormuseum.|
|Specials Assistance – For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the handicapped entrance, please notify Deborah Wurdinger at (202) 208-4984 in advance. Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.|