Arts, Dining & Entertainment

The Other America, II at Rutland Free Library

Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m.—RUTLAND—Using as inspiration Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 speech “The Other America,” author Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on his childhood in a poor, black community in Portland, Oregon—where he witnessed drug use, gang violence, and sexual exploitation—and reveals how he transformed despair into hope.

Part of the Vermont Humanities First Wednesdays free lecture series. The Rutland Free Library is located at 10 Court St. in Rutland. For more information visit

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