Black History Month Events at the Lawrence Public Library, February 15 and 22, 2018

The Lawrence Public Library, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, will present two programs for Black History Month:

“The Logistics of the Underground Railroad,” Thursday, February 15, 7:00 PM

Logistics, a term used in private industry, the military and government, can be defined as the movement of personnel, resources and supplies.  In The Logistics of the Underground Railroad, Historian, Al Corbett uses his systems engineering (SE) background to discuss and explore the Underground Railroad as a complex, secret network of underestimated people and resources that aided in the liberation, emancipation and education of thousands of slaves.  Registration is suggested.

“Black Lives Matter: The John Woolman Effect,” Thursday, February 22, 7:00 PM

John Woolman, an abolitionist and a Quaker preacher, was born in 1720 and his family’s estate was located between Burlington City and Mount Holly. In this presentation Al Corbett, a researcher and history buff, particularly in the areas of African-American and 20th-century African history, will discuss how Woolman’s essay “Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negros” and his road from New Jersey to North Carolina helped create the moral environment to abolish slavery. Registration suggested.

CONTACT: Lawrence Programs  609-989-6920  lawprogs@mcl.org

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