May 21, 2020 @ 5:30PM — 7:30PM
A Unique Event not to be missed!
Board members and friends of the historic Durham Colored Library, Inc., invite you to join us as we celebrate the release of the first definitive biography of our founder, Dr. Aaron McDuffie Moore, published by the University of North Carolina Press. Not only was Dr. Moore Durham's first African American Physician, he was also an extraordinary educational advocate, and entrepreneur. His close collaboration with other notable Black leaders like John Merrick and C.C. Spaulding imagined, sustained and built the foundation for Durham's Black Wall Street at the turn of the 20th Century. Moore's vision extended far beyond mere profit and his commitment to helping others was relentless. His example and achievements continue to inspire both historians and modern thinkers alike.
Our debut author, Blake Hill-Saya, is Dr. Moore's great-great granddaughter. Hill-Saya, who is also a critically acclaimed operatic soprano, will be on hand to provide attendees with a uniquely creative and thoughtful presentation of the biography, incorporating musical selections to highlight episodes in Dr. Moore's life, era and legacy.
Refreshments will be offered along with some historical displays. Personally, autographed copy (s) of the biography are included within all sponsorship, patron, and individual ticket offerings.
Individual Tickets: $100 each and include event entry and one book personalized by the author and 2 drink tickets.
Sponsors and Patrons opportunities:
Patron tickets: $500 for two and will include 2 personalized books.
Corporate Sponsor opportunities: Gold at $10,000 for 8 tickets & 8 books with logo to appear on all printed materials. Silver $5,000 for 6 tickets, and 6 books with lots on event program. Bronze at $2,500 for 4 tickets and 4 books with logo included on a poster display along with other sponsors.