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SUBURBAN NEWS: Pottsgrove Manor invites community to two Juneteenth programs

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June 3, 2022 Category: Local Posted by:

POTTSTOWN, Pa. – The public is invited to join Pottsgrove Manor for a Juneteenth Book Club and lecture on June 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to honor the history of the Black experience in America.

Juneteenth Book Club 

Saturday, June 18, 

10 a.m. to 12 noon 

Join Professor Emeritus from Shippensburg University, Robert Hewitt, PhD, and engage with the history of Black labor in Edward E. Baptist’s work, “The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of America” and then share with fellow readers in a guided discussion of the book. Registration is required for the book club — visit: https://www.montcopa.org/930/Pottsgrove-Manor for registration link.

“Together in History” Talk

Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m.

All members of the public are invited to hear Dr. Hewitt speak on the importance of incorporating Black History into our shared narrative, in the lecture, “Together in History.” Deepen your understanding of the past and how the labor of exploited people is a part of our shared historic narrative. No registration is required to attend the lecture.

The book club is open to those aged 14 and older. The book can be purchased at the Museum Shoppe at Pottsgrove Manor. Book club participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch if also attending the lecture.

For a full listing of Juneteenth events happening around Montgomery County, visit: www.montcopa.org/Juneteenth.

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