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Redwood Library & Athenaeum Announces Black History Month Virtual Lecture Series

The Redwood Library & Athenæum announced Tuesday its line-up of virtual lectures celebrating Black History Month. All lectures are presented free of charge and all are welcome to attend.

Wednesday, February 9th at 6 pm
Rhode Island Black Literature & The Black Press in Rhode Island
A Conversation with Robb Dimmick and Ray Rickman of Stages of Freedom

Wednesday, February 16th at 6 pm
Black Composers Who Made American Music Part 1
Dr. Edward Markward, continues his Music Appreciation series with this 2-session exploration

Thursday, February 17th at 6 pm
Black History Month and the Perils of Symbolic Blackness
Dr. Brenna Wynn Greer, Associate Professor Wellesley College

Wednesday, February 23rd at 6 pm
A Brief Exploration into the Life and Work of Lorenzo Johnston Greene
Dr. Christopher Roberts, Assistant Professor Rhode Island School of Design

Thursday, February 24th at 6 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The Destiny of a Dream”
Rev. Glen S. Leverette, Pastor Community Baptist Church
Introductory Remarks by Rev. Paul Hoffman, Pastor EFC Newport

All events are FREE and VIRTUAL

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