Join Rosalyn Elder and More Than Words Youth for a reading of A Ballad for Massachusetts, a poem celebrating the accomplishments of 13 African American heroes in our history: Elizabeth “MumBett” Freeman, George Middleton, Paul Cuffee, William and Ellen Craft, Sarah Roberts, the 54th Regiment, Marshall “Major” Taylor, Asa Phillip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Melnea Cass, Malcolm X, Elma Lewis, and Mel King.
Rosalyn Elder is the author of Exploring the Legacy: People and Places of Significance, detailing the African American history across 742 sites in 141 towns across Massachusetts. More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers young adults who are in the foster care system, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.
All event attendees will receive a 20% off coupon to our bookstore and hot tea courtesy of More Than Words. Space is limited – please RSVP.
Find out more: http://www.africanamericanheritagemassachusetts.com/
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.