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Macomb Community College kicks off Library Fair with Rev. Robert Jones, champion of American Roots music and stories

– Monday, March 19, 2018 12:00AM

With the theme The Harlem Renaissance: The Rhythm of Life is a Jazz Rhythm, Macomb Community College is kicking off its Library Fair at noon on April 9 with a presentation by Reverend Robert Jones, local pastor, storyteller, teacher and activist who will perform music from the Harlem Renaissance and share insights about how that movement still influences artists and society today. The presentation will be held in Lecture Hall A at Macomb’s University Center located on its Center Campus in Clinton Township.

Jones, who has performed for more than 30 years throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe, tells his story through music. “I am an activist, and I try to use my stories and music, not just for entertainment, but in service to my calling and my community to connect the generations that I am blessed to live between,” Jones writes on his website.

This special event is part of Macomb’s Library Fair which runs April 9 – 19 and includes exhibits, book discussions and film viewings. For a complete list of events, click on Library Fair events and view pages 21-30.

About Macomb Community College
Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to nearly 40,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded by community colleges and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan. The college’s comprehensive educational programming includes pre-collegiate experiences, university transfer and career preparation programs, bachelor degree completion and graduate degree programs, workforce training, professional education and certification, and continuing education and enrichment opportunities.

Media contact: Tish Wirth, 586.445.7560, wirthp@macomb.edu