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The Birth of a Nation: Slavery, Resistance & Abolition

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The Birth of a Nation: Slavery, Resistance & Abolition

Time: October 5, 2016 from 7pm to 8pm
Location: Spanish River Library
Street: 1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.
City/Town: Boca Raton
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Phone: 561-393-7852
Event Type: lecture, presentation
Organized By: Boca Raton Public Library
Latest Activity: Sep 29, 2016

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Event Description

The Boca Raton Public Library is pleased to present a lecture with Visiting Scholar Albert Dorsey Jr., Ph.D., of Florida Atlantic University. His presentation is part of the national lecture series and community-building initiative, “The Birth of a Nation: Slavery, Resistance & Abolition.” The series is presented in conjunction with the Office for Diversity, Literacy and Outreach Services at the American Library Association (ALA), The United Nations’ Remember Slavery Programme, Fox Searchlight Pictures and BazanED.


Inspired by actor and director Nate Parker’s acclaimed film The Birth of a Nation, the national lecture series commemorates the history-changing slave rebellion launched by the film’s subject, Nat Turner, and marks the 185th anniversary of Turner’s rebellion, as well as The United Nations’ International Day for the Remembrance of The Slave Trade and its Abolition, observed annually on August 23.

Register for this free presentation, funded by the Friends of BRPL, through the calendar at

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