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Reframing History: Project 1619

Black history in America began 400 years ago—when the first slaves arrived in the colonies. At the height of slavery, the value of all the enslaved people in America was more than that of all the railroads and factories combined. The story of how black Americans helped build the country and fought for true freedom is essential to our understanding of what is most precious to our nation. In August of 2019, The New York Times and the Smithsonian institution created the 1619 project to convey a more complete vision of what freedom cost and what it means. For this hour, we look at what this project revealed. For ages 18 and up. Please register.

Date:
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
Gates - Library Meeting Room
Campus:
Gates Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  History     Presentation  

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