In conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman exhibition, Emancipation and Its Legacies, at Scotch Plains Public Library, Dr. Lyra Monteiro, of Rutgers University will speak on "Liberty’s Shadow: The Rise of Racism in the Abolitionist North", examining the growth of racism that accompanied emancipation in the United States. Dr. Monteiro will speak on Monday, June 24 at 7:00pm,
The library will host Emancipation and Its Legacies,from Monday, June 17 to Monday, July 15, 2013. Emancipation and its Legacies is a traveling exhibit which was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center and is curated by David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University, and Susan F. Saidenberg, The Gilder Lehrman Institute. This exhibit examines the story of Emancipation from 1850 through 1964 and how we continue to debate the legacies of slavery and emancipation and reach for the goal of equality.
Programs are free and open to all interested participants. Attendees are encouraged to register through the library’s website: http://www.scotlib.org or by phone: 908-322-5007, x.204 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Avenue, one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.
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