05 Mar Telling The Story: Enslavement of African People in the United States (Through May 2021) Timelines: 1a: Upcoming Events, 2: Civil Writes Project
Where: BECPL Central Library (1 Lafayette Square, Downtown Buffalo) & Online
Date: Through May 2021
Host: Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Rare Book Room Display, Main Floor of the Central Library
Free & open to the public
Now – Spring 2021
As Frederick Douglass so aptly put it, “Slavery is the great test question of our age and nation.” In many ways it still is, as our country is still dealing with the repercussions of the systematic and institutional enslavement of Africans. This Rare Book Room exhibit seeks to highlight its History of Slavery Collection and, perhaps more ambitiously, to provoke constructive dialog about our country’s history of enslavement and its continuing aftermath.
To learn more, visit buffalolib.org/whats-happening/telling-story-enslavement-african-people-united-states.