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Reception for Liberian-American Black History Month Exhibit

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Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library

1350 Blue Hill Avenue

Boston, MA 02126

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Join us for a Black History Month reception at the Mattapan Library to learn about the history of Liberia and its ties to US slavery.

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Join us for a reception event closing the Black History Month exhibit of Unfinished Business: American Removal and Colonization of Free African Americans in Liberia

The present day nation of Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society as a place to send free Black people in an effort to uphold US slavery. Join founder of Universal Human Rights International & Liberian refugee, Reverend Torli Krua, to:

  • Learn about the history of Liberia and how the systems of racial oppression in the U.S have had a profound impact on Liberians and Americans alike, past and present. This will take place through a brief presentation as well as an exhibit of artifacts that will be on display at the Mattapan Library through the month of February.
  • Engage a panel of people who have lived this history to hear about how it has impacted their lives.
  • Take-away concrete action steps recommended by Liberian-Americans for how you can support their community.

This event is free to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

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