Feb. 16: Portrayal of Civil Rights Advocate Madame C. J. Walker

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TOMS RIVER – Dr. Daisy Century will portray Madame C. J. Walker, a 19th century entrepreneur and early civil rights advocate, during a speaking event from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.

Walker was one of America’s first female, self-made millionaire. A member of the NAACP, she was instrumental in making lynching a federal crime. The presentation is funded by the Friends of the Toms River Library and the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Registration is required. This event is for adults. For more information, visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org.

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