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The Carolina times. (Durham, N.C.) 1919-current, April 02, 1977, Page 11, Image 11

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i A I MISS BROOKS IN RECITAL AT NCCU The Forum Committee at North Carolina Central Uni versity presenting Gwendolyn Brooks, one of America's most distinguished poets, on Monday, April 4 at 7 pjn. in the Taylor Education Building Auditorium. , Miss Brooks has received numerous honors and awards, including the American Academy of Letters Award (1946,47) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1950). In .1968, she was named Poet Laureate for the state of Illinois, succeeding the late Carl Sandburg. She is the recipient of thirty honorary doctorates' and was recently elected to the National Institute of Arts and Letters. Miss Brooks' major publications are A Street in Bronze vflle (1945); Annie Allen, (1949); Maiid Martha, (1953); The Bean Eaters (1960); Selected Poems (1963); In The Mecca (1968); and Report from Part One (1972) an autobiography., Lyon Pork Artists In Exhibition U!DA llbt:rl:3 Writes Dook Dr. Joel .Schor,- . an agriculatural historian for the -U. S. Department of Agricul ture has published a book on Henry Highland .Garnet, a black 19th century abolitio nist. ' . ' i - The book, which tells of Garnet's public life from 1840 to' 1865, was ' published by Greenwood Press of West port, Conn. Entitled "Henry High- 1 land Garnet, A Voice of Black Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century," ; the hard back volume says Garnet was the first of his color to advocate strikes on the part of slaves to secure their freedom. " Garnet, the books says, also worked hard to obtain the franchise for black Americans. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Dr. Schor earned a B. A. degree at Emory University, the M. S. degree at Georgia State, and the Ph.D degree at Howard University,, where he studied under the well known black historian, Dr. Rayford W. Logan. He recently compiled a bibliography for te the U. S. Agriculture Depart ment, entitled Blacks in Ameri can Agriculture. . . SAT,, APRIL 2, 1877 . THlt CARCLffJATiT.lIS 11 B0-0CCS NEW BOOK: YESTERDAY WAS TOMORROW, A LIFE story, ;:u:.;..c;u...,, : The book is? entitled YES TERDAY WAS TOMORROW, The Autobiography of John L. Stewart. It is a story of sixty eight years of his life which be gan in Stewart ,v: County, Tennessee. At the age of five, he was moved to Montgo mery County where he attend ed the Rosenwald Ransom School at Woodlawn ; and worked with his father on a small farm. Being in a black; community in those days, there waS.not much incentive for achievement in book learn ing or in a promising trade, but somehow,' with, the love and guidance' and friends, he managed to grow up with a determination to overcome the adversities and to be some body. . . He got a chance to work for - the Negro County Agri cultural Agent as a means of earning his way through Burt High School in Clarksville. Be fore finishing high school the Agent, died. Stewart then found' work at Dr. Robert T. : Burt's home infirmary helping . the yardman and at a garage as assistant automobile mech anic. At these places, the t "earnings were not enough. Te autobiography de scribes his struggle during the Great Depression of the early thirties while working at a parking prage in downtown Indianapolis, and later as a doorman at the University Club of Indiana, trying to get ready to attend college. He convinced the manager of the Club to give him a chance to work and attend classes and began his studies at Butler University. The University Club had to close the operation of its house, and this left Stewart again without means means. Although he had no ex perience waiting tables, he was given a job as a waiter at the Indianapolis Press Club and a chance to continue classes at JOHN L. STEWART Butler until he was encouraged by many of the newspaper men to transfer to Indiana Uni versity at Bloomington. Indiana, from which they had graduated. The plan for young Stewart to operate one of the elevators in the Student Union Building did not work out. Consequently, during his first year at Indiana, he earned his meals at a sorority house as a waiter, fired a furnace at a fraternity house for money for tuition and supplies, and, at the Second Baptist Church, he got a $12 oct month assign- ment from the National Youth Administration working with , ine Negro youth of the Bloom ington community, f. His ; summer vacation, the book re lates, were spent as a dining car waiter west of Chicago. ; During his last three-years " at Indiana. Stewart worked as waiter and general assistant for Herman B. Wells, the presi dent, to whom the book is dedicated. Some intriguing events, according to the story, led up to getting this job. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree and with a Master of Arts degree, and certifica tion by the State of Indiana to teach high school science. His first, job as a teacher was at Alcorn A&M College in Mississippi. After two years there. Stewart was inducted in to military service for World War II. Following basic train ing at McDjll Field, Florida, in a medic program he worked as a medical laboratory techni cian. He was sent to officers candidate school at Fort Bel voir, Virginia, and from there to the 92nd Infantry Division at Fort Huachuca. Arizona. As the details of his life story reveals, after maneuvers in Louisiana, the Division was shipped fb Italy for combat, and he went as message-center chief for the 317th Medical Battalion. After the Germans and the Jap vanese surrendered, Smart T was ' put on specai duty to ieach zoology at the University of lflorence, Italy, for (he;, v Unite d States Training" Corrai land. Honorably dis charge d a Fort Dix, New . Jersey, t he did further study ' at Ner York University for ; eight impnths. ' . ...,-' U accepted a Job at the 1 North Carolina College at Durham in 1946 as biology teacher at id dean of men. Later . . he was d ean of students for five yeani After 22 years ' developing aJ administering the student personnel program of the collide, he worked six years as ft j0 time assistant professor of 1 )klogy. In 197.). Stewart was stricken with , a heart attack, later pulmon ary edema and finally had op en heart surgery before recover ing and writing hisautobiograpi'iy- - Stewart's life and his career began in the South. He was a part of the old South, and he is part of the new South. He is liv ing to recall, and he seems to i'ike where he is. with his wife, .Alice, at 109 Nelson STreet, Durham, N. C. 27707. He is t he author publisher of YF.STERDAY WAS TOMORROW, 631 pages, 24 chapters, libraiy of Con gress Card Number 7642836, ISBN 0-917798-01-5, Copyright Decembw 1976. fiteyisii Sdeliled lo Start OrDLOlk fa km What happens when a group of artists work together under the same roof? You get a wonderful combination of talent and art objects, and that's just what you'U see when you visit one, or both, of the exhibits of works created by the Lyon Park Artists. . The Lyon Park Artists are a , group of nine (9) who now use the old Lyon Park School for studio space; the group in cludes two painters, two jewelers, two weavers, a photographer,, a,-quflter, and a macrami8t,Last fall , two of : them received' statewide'' recognition as prize winners in the Thirty-ninth Artists Annual at the North Caro lina Museum of Art. . The Lyon Park School Building, abandoned by the Durham City School System as a place for public instruc tion, is divided among several organizations for rental purposes. The Durham Arts Council rents seven rooms, which in turn are rented for noi profit-to artists. -Thirteen artists at on time usually have studio space there, while a long waiting list for avail able space lengthens. The Durham Arts Coun cil, under its 1976-1977 City Spirit Grant from The National Endowment for the Arts, is sponsoring the- Lyon Park Artists, Who freely elected to join the group, to show their works at the- Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill from 10 a.m. to 5 pjn. between April 18 and 26 and at the Graphic Arts Gallery in Rowers Lounge at Duke University from 10 a.m. to 5 pin. between May 8 and 30. Receptions, open to the public, to meet the artists will happen at both shows: at the Horace Williams House on Sunday April 24th from 2 to 5 pjn. and at the Flowers Lounge Gallery on Sunday May 8th from 2 to 4 pjn. The public is most cordially invited; tell your friends, and. come see some good art. Abby Mann, the Academy Award-winning writer, has written the screenplay and will be the director as well as exe cutive producer of "King" the four hour NBC World Pre miere movie based on the adult life-of the late Dr. Martin L. King, it was announced this week by John J. McMahon, Vice President, programs, West Coast, NBC Television Net work. Production on the film will start in June, with presen tation planned for two succes sive nights during the 1977-78 television season. Casting will be announced shortly. ' "King" will be produced ; by Abby Mann Productions in association with Film ways and the NBC Television Network, Ed Feldman, who has produc ed such feature films as "The Other Side of the Mountain" and "Save the Tiger," will be lhe producer. "It's one of the ' bost scripts we've ever received here for a television movie," Mc Mahon said. "The subject is of extreme importance and we're delighted that someone of Abby Mann's stature is in volved." Mann, who won an Aca demy Award for writing "Judgement at Nuremberg" ,- and was nominated for his script for "Ship of Fools," in-. terviewed more than 500 people during several months of research in the South prior to writing the screenplay. "It's the most ambitious thing I've ever done and cer tainly the project that's closest to my heart," he said. "I sought to do more than a docu mentary about King. I tried to capture his human and touch ing qualities." The film will deal with the life of the Nobe) Prize-winning civil rights leader from the age of 23 to his assassination at 39 in a Memphis, Tenn. motel. New evidence uncovered by Mann during his research is partly responsible for the crea tion of a special Select Committee of the House of Representatives to look into the' murder. A former aide to King, Rep. Walter Er Faun troy (D. District of Columbia) will be the chairman of the committee. The Congressman said that without MannVhelp "we could not have secured passage of the resolution tablish the select committee." He said Mann may be the first witness called when the committee meets this year. Mann says he has wanted to do a film about King since he first met the civil rights leader in 1965. "At that time. he asked me to write a film about him and I was, to say he the least, extremely flattered. I hope this is the way he would have wanted it done. "As I see it, the things that were most important to him were things that were never touched on in any pre vious , theatrical work about him," Mann said. "These are his stand against poverty, as well as his war against racism. "I want to present him as the leader of the only real re volution in this country since founding fathers. He the face of this more than any other OUT changed country American. Jimmy Carter would never have been elected with out the changes King brought about." Besides King, other per sons portrayed in the film will include his widow. Coretta; Andrew Young, an early civil rights leader and now U. S. Ambassador to the United Nations; John and Robert Kennedy; Lyndon Johnson; J. Edgar Hoover; and Ramsey Clark, the former attorney general. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOC Julian Bond Will Do "tlDC's Saturday Night" Host Georgia State Senator Julian Bond becomes the third non-entertainment figure . to host "NBC's Saturday Night" when he headlines the April 9 editipn of the live comedy variety series (11:30 p.m. 1 a.m. NYT) on the NBC Television Network. Consumer, adovcate Ralph Nader (Jan. 1977) and former White ' House Press Secretary Ron Nessen (April, 1976) were earlier hosts of 'the Emmy Award winning program. Bond will join the show's repertory company, the ;Not. Ready for Prime Time Players Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Garrett Morris, Bill Murray, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner.,- V Brick, a group- from ; Atlanta, will be the musical guests. , - , ; Bond was elected to the Georgia State Senate in 1974 after serving; four terms in Georgia's House of Representa tives. A civil rights activist oL the 1960s, he became the focus of national attention when comments he made about the Vietnam war led to his being barred from the state legisla ture after he was' first elected in 1965. A Supreme Court ruling subsequently overturned the attempt to deriy him his Bond's "Saturday Night" hosting assignment will be his first entertainment program appearance on television, though he has been on count less news-oriented shows. He recently had a role in a soon to be released feature film, "Greased Lightning", which stars Richard Pryor and Pam XJrien Lome Michaels is the pro ducer of "NBC's Saturday Night"; Dave Wilson, the director. . 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