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September 2017

ROSALYN ELDER on Massachusetts’ African American Heritage

September 28, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Boston Public Library welcomes author ROSALYN ELDER for an exploration of African American Heritage in Massachusetts. This combination tourist guide and history book explores the contributions of African Americans to the history of Massachusetts through 742 sites around the state.  Ignorance about these contributions have blinded many to the vision, faith, and determination that allowed these ancestors to persevere and accomplish so much in the face of overwhelming obstacles.

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