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May 2021

Author Talk: Julie Morgenlender, Author of “The Things We Don’t Say”

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ZOOM Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join author Julie Morgenlender for a discussion of her book The Things We Don’t Say: an anthology of chronic illness truths. The talk will take place on Zoom on Tuesday, May 18 at 7pm. Chronically ill people don’t always talk about it. Until now. Spanning different ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and diagnoses, forty-two authors from around the world open up in fifty true stories about their chronic illnesses and their search for answers, poor treatment by doctors, strained relationships with…

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June 2021

The Letters of Ellen Garrison

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Ellen Garrison, the daughter and granddaughter of men who had been enslaved, spent her life educating newly freed people and fighting for their civil rights. Born and raised in Concord, she followed in her mother’s footsteps as an antislavery activist. After the Civil War, Ellen taught newly freed people during Reconstruction and tested the nation’s first Civil Rights Act in court after she was prevented by authorities from desegregating a train station waiting room in Baltimore. Join us as we…

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All That She Carried: A Conversation with Tiya Miles

June 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map

Join MacArthur “Genius” Fellow and Harvard University Professor Tiya Miles as she discusses her new book, All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, a story about women, mothers, and daughters, who chose the profundity of love over dehumanizing condition.  At the heart of this moving tale is a rough cotton bag, given by an enslaved woman named Rose to her daughter, Ashley, before their forced separation. Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education…

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