2021 McIver Lecture Series - Enslavement and Its Aftermath in Needham

Sunday, February 212:00—3:30 PMOnlineNeedham Free Public Library1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA, 02494

Enslavement and Its Aftermath in Needham on ZOOM**

It happened here: many of Needham’s eighteenth-century founding families were enslavers, and the historical record was “whitewashed” or buried after slavery was abolished in Massachusetts in 1783. As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. observed, “We are made by history.” Join us for a discussion of the role of enslavement in Needham’s history, and how its effects are shaping our current ideas of community and justice. 
Presented by Gloria Polizzotti Greis, PhD - Executive Director, Needham History Center & Museum and the Rev. Catie Scudera, Minister, First Parish in Needham, Unitarian Universalist. This is the second of three events, and is sponsored by the Trustees of the Needham Free Public Library in memory of former director Vivian D. McIver.

Capacity: 148 of 400 spaces available.

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