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Featured Member Week Event: Writing On Juneteenth

Annette Gordon-Reed, in conversation with Catherine Allgor

Thursday, May 19, 2022, 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Featured Member Week Event! This event will now be held virtually from 6:00-7:00. Free for MHS Members or EBT Cardholders, $20 for Non-Members.
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Every Member who visits the MHS during this week, May 16–21, will receive a copy of On Juneteenth, by Annette Gordon-Reed. If you are not yet a member, a gift of $250 or more to the MHS Fund is your gateway to Membership. Join Today

Annette Gordon-Reed will speak with Catherine Allgor about her process of writing On Juneteenth. Listed as one of the 10 Best Books of 2021 by the New York Times, the book weaves together American history, dramatic family chronicles, and searing episodes of memoir. The book provides a historian’s view of the country’s long road to Juneteenth, recounting both its origins in Texas and the enormous hardships that African Americans have endured in the century since. While critically acclaimed, the release of On Juneteenth overlapped with a significant increase in partisan attacks on the teaching of history and, highlighting the divisions that still exist in America, became a target of criticism in some media outlets.

Online event

This event will now be held virtually from 6:00-7:00. Contact programs@masshist.org if you have any questions.