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Shelter Island Public Library
Phone
631-749-0042
Email
Website
Location

Shelter Island Public Library, 37 North Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY

Date

Friday, February 22, 2019

Time

7:00 pm

Cost

Free

Age

All

Friday Night Dialogue

Long Island’s role in the civil rights movement has been largely overlooked.  In an illustrated lecture, Historian Christopher Verga, author of “Civil Rights on Long Island”,  will trace Long Island’s civil rights history. Long Island had the largest slave population in the North, a large Ku Klux Klan presence, a history of disenfranchisement, as well as school and housing discrimination.  Professor Verga will also explore the efforts of  Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in fighting racial barriers with civil disobedience.

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