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Westchester: The Racial History of an Iconic American Suburb
January 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
At the next meeting of REPAIR, Robert Marchant, journalist and author of the new book, Westchester: History of an Iconic Suburb, will share what he has learned about the often troubled racial history of our communities.
He has delved deeply into the history of Westchester County, from the first encounters of Dutch colonists with the native Lenape Indians to the building of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Marchant will also discuss the stories of Dr. Errold Collymore, the crusading dentist sometimes dubbed the Martin Luther King of Westchester; the cruel reception given to baseball hero Jackie Robinson when he tried to buy a home in Westchester; and the lasting legacy of residential segregation in a politically liberal county that is still tainted by the persistence of racism.
Please join us for this free, fascinating, and eye-opening program. All are invited and snacks will be served.
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