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History Close to Home: Finding Your Connection to Boston’s Black Freedom Movement

May 30, 2023 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

Join Sara-Ann P. Semedo, Academic Coordinator at Cape Cod Community College and host of Intentional Critical Conversations, to learn about the leaders who pushed for extraordinary change in Boston during the civil rights era and beyond.

Ms. Semedo will give a broad historical overview of the Black experience in the  United States and then focus on the experiences of those living in the city of Boston, a place colloquially referred to as the “Deep North” by many Black Bostonians during the 1960s and 70s. She will cover James Brown “saving” Boston, the establishment of Freedom Schools, the Boston busing crisis, and more.

Participants are encouraged to read chapters 1-6 of Kekla Maggoon’s Revolution In Our Time (available at the Library) to set the context for this discussion and to provide the backdrop for finding their personal connection to the Black Freedom and Black Power Movements in the City of Boston.

To register email reference@sturgislibrary.org or call (508) 362-6636