Esther Rolle 100 – A Virtual Celebration Honoring Her Centennial Birthday

Esther Rolle 100 - A Virtual Celebration Honoring Her Centennial Birthday


Saturday, November 7, 2020 - Sunday, November 8, 2020    
All Day

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Join the African American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC) November 7th & 8th for a virtual celebration on Facebook Live  honoring the centennial birthday of Emmy Award-winning actor and Pompano Beach native Esther Rolle. Born November 8, 1920, Rolle excelled on stage and screen and is best known for her role as matriarch Florida Evans on the 1970s sitcom Good Times.

The Esther Rolle 100 virtual celebration is a two-part, online weekend program, which starts on Saturday, November 7th at 7PM and includes an educational and entertaining tribute showcasing pivotal scenes from the original play, Let the Good Times Rolle: The Life and Legacy of Esther Rolle at 100 followed by a special after talk with special guests.

The festivities continue on Sunday, November 8th – Rolle’s actual birthday – at 4PM with a showcase of scenes from Let the Good Times Rolle followed by musical entertainment to make it a birthday bash worthy of her legacy!

These events are free and accessible via Broward County Library’s Facebook Live. To participate, please register through our Eventbrite invitation at

The full production of the play will debut at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311, 954-357-6282 in March 2021.To learn more about developments with this project, follow @RollewithAARLCC on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Anyone interested in supporting this project as a financial backer or future intern/volunteer may contact AARLCC Regional Manager Makiba Foster at or 954-357-6176.