The Americus Township Library will be hosting Dianne Bedner Smith for a book signing on November 13th. She will be at the library from 1 to 5pm. There will be 25 books and are available for order via Amazon. All money raised goes to the NLC Veterans Memorial.
Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas, on July 24, 1897. She was the 16th woman to be issued a pilot’s license. She was, also, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean in 1928. To learn more about her life, go to http://www.biography.com/people/amelia-earhart-9283280.
Today is Lyman Frank Baum’s birthday!
We know his name by L. Frank Baum, because he didn’t like the name, Lyman. He was born on May 15, 1856 in Chittenango, New York. While he had written several stories before, his Oz series is his most well known.
For more information, visit: http://www.biography.com/people/frank-baum-9202328
Maya Angelou was a poet, author, and civil rights activist. She was born in St. Louis on April 4, 1928 as Marguerite Annie Johnson. She died May 28, 2014 after having health issues for several years. Maya was well known for her poetry and essays, namely her memoir, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”
For more information on Maya Angelou, please visit : http://www.biography.com/people/maya-angelou-9185388
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on this day in 1929. He was a great leader during the Civil Rights Movement. His 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech is well remembered, even today. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated in 1968. To learn more, please check out this link: http://www.biography.com/people/martin-luther-king-jr-9365086