Mike Glenn’s “Once He Learns How to Read: A Legacy of Literacy” Exhibit Comes to Decatur Library

Mike “Stinger” Glenn is a former NBA player and current broadcaster for “Hawks Live,” the pre-game show for the Atlanta Hawks. He is also the collector of thousands of rare books, newspapers and magazines that document African American history and culture. His exhibit “Once He Learns How to Read: A Legacy of Literacy” will be on display at the Decatur Library starting January 4, 2020.

The exhibit will feature extraordinary slave narratives, books, and newspapers from the 1770s, including the first printed account of the Battle of Bunker Hill that was printed in 1775 in England. Documents are taken from the colonial period and extend to 2019." Book collecting, reading primary source materials, and establishing home libraries can be the missing links for developing scholars and motivating and informing citizens,” Glenn said.  The exhibit will run through January 22, 2020 during library hours. An opening reception will be held on Tuesday, January 7 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Funding for the exhibit is provided in part by the DeKalb Library Foundation, the City of Decatur and the Decatur Education Foundation.