Exploring the Green Book: A Discussion with Author Calvin Ramsey
Please join us on for a special Black History Month program with Calvin Alexander Ramsey. Mr. Ramsey is a poet, artist, playwright and award-winning children’s author. His two children’s books, Ruth and the Green Book, and Belle, the Last Mule at Gee’s Band, both focus on significant moments in African American history.
For this event, Mr. Ramsey will present and share readings from Ruth and the Green Book, and conduct an interactive discussion on fairness and discrimination. He will also discuss the importance of preserving old family documents and photos, just like how the Green Book from 1936 was preserved. Local Boston History will be tied in while exploring the Green Book. There will be a book signing afterwards.
This event is suitable for children grades 3 and up, but anyone who maintains an interest in American history is welcome to attend.
The event takes place in the Commonwealth Salon, within the Boston Public Library - Copley Square. Due to space limitations, RSVPs are required.
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Associates of the Boston Public Library
The Associates of the Boston Public Library is an independent nonprofit dedicated to conserving the Boston Public Library (BPL)’s Special Collections of rare books, manuscripts, prints, drawings, musical scores, and items of literary, cultural and historic interest. The organization is committed to ensuring continued public access to these irreplaceable treasures by underwriting their cataloging, repair, restoration, digitization, and exhibition.
Over the past 45 years, the Associates has been the creator and underwriter of a wide array of programs, designed to heighten public awareness of the Library's vast free educational resources. These programs include art and architecture tours, readings, lectures, curatorial evenings, exhibitions, music events, and an annual residency for emerging authors. The Associates oversees the David McCullough Conservation Fund and the William O. Taylor Art Preservation Fund.
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