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Tue, May 09


Wright Memorial Public Library

"On Juneteenth" Book Discussion with Wright Memorial Public Library

Join Wright Library and the Oakwood Inclusion Coalition to discuss On Juneteenth by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annette Gordon-Reed. This slim 150-page volume recounts the sweeping story of Juneteenth’s integral importance to American history.

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"On Juneteenth" Book Discussion with Wright Memorial Public Library

Time & Location

May 09, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Wright Memorial Public Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave, Oakwood, OH 45419, USA

About the Event

Weaving together American history, dramatic family chronicle, and  searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed’s On Juneteenth provides  a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting  both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that  African-Americans have endured in the century since, from Reconstruction  through Jim Crow and beyond. All too aware of the stories of cowboys,  ranchers, and oilmen that have long dominated the lore of the Lone Star  State, Gordon-Reed―herself a Texas native and the descendant of enslaved  people brought to Texas as early as the 1820s―forges a new and  profoundly truthful narrative of her home state, with implications for  us all.

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