Black History Month Observed at Upper Shores Branch

January 17, 2017

LAVALLETTE – The program “York: A Chautauqua with Actor/Educator Marvin Jefferson” will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the Upper Shores Branch, 112 Jersey City Ave. Lavallette.

Performer Marvin Jefferson will provide an entertaining and informative program at the Upper Shores Branch of the Ocean County Library, portraying York who accompanied Clark during his three-year expedition with Meriwether Lewis to the Pacific Ocean in 1803.

Jefferson brings a powerful stage presence and in-depth first person characterization of York, whose unique features and strength were viewed with astonishment and awe by Native Americans.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register call 732-793-3996 or visit

This is one of several special programs observing Black History Month throughout the Ocean County Library system. For information on other Black History Month programs visit the Ocean County Library’s website.

PDF icon UPPER SHORES Actor Portrays York.pdf