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American to the Backbone

6/07/2014
1:00 - 2:00

Main Library

African American Center Exhibit Space - 3rd Floor

100 Larkin St.

Learn the story of a former slave who became a Yale scholar, minister, and an international leader of the Antebellum abolitionist movement. Christopher Webber will read from his biography, American to the Backbone: the Life of James W.C. Pennington and show slides to augment his presentation.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 8:00 am
Bayview, Bayview General Floor Area
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 6:00 pm
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:00 pm
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