Sonja Tonpea to visit WCPL

Activist and filmmaker Sonja Tonpea is the author of the poignant documentary ‘Westfield’ Struggles to Success. This film portrays the stories and struggles faced by Westfield Village, an industrial labor town near Birmingham, AL plagued by poverty and segregation. Despite these adversities, the Westfield community was tightly knit and produced many success stories, such as baseball legend Willie Mays and Federal Judge U.W. Clemon. The Waycross-Ware County Public Library is honored to have Tonpea, who grew up in the Westfield community, visit on Monday, March 23, 2015, to present her film. The movie will start at 6:00 pm and a discussion will follow.


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