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The Path to Freedom:
Virtual Author Talk

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Friday, February 2, 2024

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Price: Free

Upon registration you will receive
a Zoom link via email

Organizer:
Hackettstown Public Library

Event Description

The struggle for black freedom in the twentieth century took many forms, particularly within local communities and the greater political landscape. 

Black people and families had to coalesce around the principles of strength, determination, and faith as they struggled to obtain equality in a resistive and prejudicial America. 

Join historian, Dr. Walter Greason, as he discusses the success and sacrifices of 3 black families in New Jersey that were emblematic of the greater black community throughout the twentieth century.

About The Historian

Dr. Greason is the preeminent historian of Afrofuturism, the Black Speculative Arts, and digital economies in the world today. 

He is also the author, editor, and advisor to Building One America, the coalition that designed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (2009). 

Dr. Greason is currently serving as a special consultant to the Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

This program is presented on ZOOM by the New Jersey State Library.

NJ Proudly Celebrates
Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual observance in February that celebrates the achievements and contributions of African Americans to American history, culture, and society. Established in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson; Black History Month reflects on the struggles, highlights the triumphs, and provides inspiration to future generations.

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