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March 2018

From Perpetual Indians to Perpetual Foreigners, a Discussion of Latina/o Migrant Identities at the Boston Public Library

March 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DAVID HERNANDEZ addresses the racial treatment of Latina/o immigrants and communities through the lens of immigration enforcement politics from 1790 to today. David Hernández is assistant professor of Latina/o studies at Mount Holyoke College. His research focuses on immigration enforcement, in particular the US detention regime. He is completing a book on this institution entitled Alien Incarcerations: Immigrant Detention and Lesser Citizenship for the University of California Press. He is also the coeditor of Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader, published…

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Author JOSEPH ROSENBLOOM, Author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours, at the Boston Public Library

March 27, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Redemption is an intimate look at the last fateful hours of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. It draws on dozens of the author’s interviews with people who were immersed in the Memphis events as well as on recently released documents from archives in Atlanta. The fresh material yields a wealth of illuminating detail, including a lapse, never before reported, by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. Redemption juxtaposes the narrative of King's last hours in Memphis with…

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April 2018

Actress/Director CHRISTINE LAHTI Shares From Her Book “True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness” at the Boston Public Library

April 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

For decades, actress and director CHRISTINE LAHTIhas captivated the hearts and minds of her audience through iconic roles in Chicago Hope, Running on Empty, Housekeeping, Swing Shift, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, God of Carnage, and The Blacklist. Now, in her comical and boldly honest essay collection, Lahti focuses on three major periods of her life: her childhood, her early journey as an actress and activist, and the realities of her life as a middle-aged woman in Hollywood today.…

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Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.