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The Miles College Arrington Collection Dedication to Take Place

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Adminstration, Alumni Spotlight

The Miles College Arrington Collection Dedication to Take Place

 During National Library Week


In observance of National Library Week, the Miles College Kirkendoll Learning Resources Center (LRC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony, to dedicate the Arrington Collection, Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Dr. Richard Arrington, Jr., an alumnus and Distinguished Professor at Miles College has donated a large collection of over 400 books to the LRC to benefit the students. These books will serve as a nucleus of a larger collection of books- as he plans to continue donations to this collection.

  Dr. Arrington will speak on the topic, "Books That Have Influenced My Life." There will be a Q & A session and valuable door prizes will be given, including autographed copies of Dr. Arrington's latest book, There’s Hope for the World: The Memoir of Birmingham, Alabama’s first African American Mayor.  This event is open to the public.  There will be a reception immediately following the program.

Dr. Richard Arrington Jr., graduated from Miles College in 1955. He was the first African-American Mayor of the City of Birmingham, AL, serving for a total of 20 years, from 1979 to 1999.  National Library Week is April 12 - 18, 2015.

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