Lewes library to host ‘Alice’s Ordinary People’ and filmmaker March 26

March 21, 2019

As part of Women's History Month, the Lewes Public Library is screening “Alice's Ordinary People,” a documentary about Alice Tregay, an unsung heroine of the Civil Rights Movement. Her remarkable story spans the historic period from the marches of Dr. King to the election of Barack Obama. The screening will take place Tuesday, March 26, at 6 p.m,

Her great contribution in the field of politics is the thread which connects the two. Under the leadership of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, the months that Alice and her “ordinary people” spent picketing led to real change. But it was through her political education class, that Alice had her most significant impact. Over a four-year period, thousands were trained to work in independent political campaigns.

This new force was integral to the re-election of Ralph Metcalf to Congress (this time as an independent Democrat), to the election of Harold Washington, mayor, and to making Barack Obama, the first African-American president. The films runs 56 minutes. Afterwards the director, Craig Dudnick, will discuss the film and answer questions.

Registration is requested. Sign up online, call the library at 302-645-2733, or stop by the Circulation Desk. Walk ins are welcome. For more information about this documentary or to learn more about the library, call the library at 302-645-2733 during business hours or visit For more information about the film, go to