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Juneteenth Deep Read

Juneteenth Deep Read Online

In honor of Juneteenth, join us to read and discuss selections from Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition, a collection of narratives, writings, and poems written by enslaved and formerly enslaved Americans. The group will meet twice over Zoom to discuss different selections from the book in depth. Copies of the book may be found on the Reading Group shelves on the second floor of the library.

For the Thurs June 9 meeting, please read the excerpt from Eliza Potter’s A Hairdresser’s Experience in High Life (p.248); the excerpt from Jacob Stroyer’s My Life in the South (p.336); and the excerpt from Thomas Wentworth Higginson’s Nat Turner’s Insurrection (p.34).

For the Thurs June 23 meeting please read the Lost Friends Advertisements from the Southwestern Christian Advocate (p.610); the excerpt from Congressman Richard Harvey Cain’s speech “All We Ask is Equal Laws, Equal Legislation, Equal Rights” (p.594); the Selections from the Anglo-African Magazine (p.161); and Henry McNeal Turner’s speech “I Claim the Rights of a Man” (p.584).

Registration is required and can be done online.

Dates & Times:
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Thursday, June 9, 2022
2:00pm - 3:00pm, Thursday, June 23, 2022
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
Registration has closed. (This event has to be booked as part of a series)

This online program uses the Zoom livestreaming platform. It will require access to a computer or a mobile device with the Zoom app installed.

Registration with an email is required in order to receive information on how to connect which will be sent upon registration of the program. If you do not receive an email, please be sure to check your junk mail folders.