Revisiting the Founding Era

Wednesday, July 11

6:00 p.m.

NewmanJoin Dr. Richard Newman from Rochester Institute of Technology on July 11 at 6:00 pm for a discussion on how the Black Lives Matter movement of today relates to this historical period. Dr. Newman will use primary sources (ie, texts that were written during the founding era of our country) from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A book featuring these texts is available at the library for you to borrow.

Dr. Newman has been a professor of history at RIT since 1998. He is the author of Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church and the Black Founding Fathers and The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic. He is an expert on African-American history, environmental history, and the early American Republic.

Also, don’t miss Pal-Mac AP history teacher Matthew Robbins on August 28 at 6:30 p.m. Robbins will guide high school students and adults as they analyze how contemporary debates over federal versus state power, the balance of freedom and national security, and America’s role in aiding refugees relates to the controversies of the Founding Era.

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