Join Bed Stuy Restoration and Actor Gbenga Akinnagbe for Brooklyn Public Library Story Time

Fulton Street outside Bed Stuy Restoration Corporation in Bed Stuy this month. Photo by Susan De Vries

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    A special edition of the Brooklyn Public Library Story Time program brings actor and activist Gbenga Akinnagbe to chat about activism.

    Akinnagbe will read an illustrated edition of “I, Too, Am America” by Langston Hughes. With visuals by Bryan Collier, the book was a past winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator award. Akinnagbe, known for his roles on The Wire and The Deuce most recently played Tom Robinson in the original Broadway cast of To Kill A Mockingbird. He is also the founder of Enitan Vintage, a design company that pairs vibrant fabrics with vintage furniture, and Liberated People, a line of t-shirts and hoodies with bold, conversation-starting activist slogans.

    Co-hosted by the Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, the storytime will also include singing, tips on activism and a chat about how to fill out the 2020 census as a family.

    This edition of the latest children’s story time takes place on Friday, June 26 at 11 a.m. via the Brooklyn Public Library Family Facebook page. For more information visit the event page online.

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