On Saturday, November 19 our special guest for Fall Fest was Kevin Richardson - The Central Park 5. When 14-year-old Kevin Richardson, a member of the Exonerated Five, entered New York City’s Central Park on a spring evening in 1989, he had a child’s concerns. The eighth-grade student was arrested on his way home that night alongside four other Black and Hispanic teens and faced a nightmarish journey through the criminal justice system. The youths, known as the Central Park Five, spent day after day, year after year, in custody for a brutal crime they did not commit.
Fall Fest also featured performances by:
Students were again invited to participate in Slammin' Rhymes XVI, a contest for all poets, rappers and spoken word artists in grades 6-12. All entries received a gift card and ten selectees read their entries at Fall Fest.
We look forward to seeing you next year at Fall Fest 2023!
This program is made possible by Friends of the Library, the J. Steve and Donna D. Talley Fund and FORVIS through gifts to The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation.
Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis
Eric Jerome Dickey
Step Stool Chef-Julian Frederick
Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.
E. Lynn Harris
Judge Glenda Hatchett
Dr. Lonnie G. Johnson
Judge Greg Mathis
Velma Maia Thomas