Richland Library hosts panel discussion on The Power of Protest – August 27

August 17, 2020

Richland Library is inviting the community to take part in a powerful and timely discussion. Join us for The Power of Protest from 6:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, August 27. Please register at to take part in this online program, which is free and open to the public.

Cynthia Hardy, radio host of Onpoint!, is facilitating the conversation and focusing on the idea that one person can or cannot cause a revolution of change while examining the outcomes and impact.

Panelists include:

  • Lawrence Nathaniel, Founder of Black Lives Matter SC and People Demand Action
  • Dr. Larry Watson, Professor of History at South Carolina State University
  • Jazmyne McCrae, Co-founder of EmpowerSC
  • Captain Wendall Harris, Richland County Sheriff’s Department

The Power of Protest is part of an online program series that the library’s African-American History and Cultural Events Committee (AAHCE) has planned through fall 2020 to address critical themes and provide educational opportunities in our community. Stay tuned for more details on The Power of the Vote (9/24) and Mama Can You Hear Me: A Cry from the African-American Soul (10/22) at


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Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.