CET to Host History Café Event on May 11

CINCINNATI – CET will host a free “History Café” on May 11 at 5:30pm where history buffs can come together for food, fun and to discuss past and current civil rights issues.


The event, which will be held at the CET studios (located at 1223 Central Parkway, is open to history fans of all ages. The event will commence with a screening of a portion of “Roads to Memphis,” a film that airs as part of season 22 of the widely-popular PBS series, American Experience.


“Roads to Memphis” tells the wildly disparate yet fatefully entwined stories of an assassin, James Earl Ray, and his target, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., against the backdrop of the seething and turbulent forces in American society that led these two men to their violent and tragic collision in Memphis, Tennessee.


Following an introduction to the film, guests will be introduced to two local civil rights activists, Marian Spencer and Dr. John Bryant. Both Spencer and Bryant recorded interviews for CET’s “Capturing the Voices” oral histories project, where they detail how they played integral roles in equal rights for all Americans during the Civil Rights Era.


Guests will have the opportunity to ask Spencer and Bryant questions, as well as discuss current and past civil rights issues amongst the group.

Free food and parking will be provided.


For more information or to RSVP, please call 513-381-4033.


CET is Greater Cincinnati's leading provider of education and enrichment in both living rooms and classrooms, reaching more than 2 million residents, 470,000 students and 37,000 teachers. Through PBS and local programming, CETconnect.org, innovative multimedia curriculum projects, parent workshops and professional development for teachers, CET positively impacts our community with rich and diverse resources. CET was the first licensed educational television station in the nation, the first high-definition public station in Ohio, and, through CETconnect.org, the first public television station to offer a community-based public media on-demand service. For more information about CET, visit www.cetconnect.org.