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DuRay Montegue, lover of 19th-century architecture, a neighbor of Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, and Mansion board member, hosts a fascinating presentation about the life and work of Julian Francis Abele followed by a Q & A. Abele was one of the most notable alumni of the Institute for Colored Youth. Abele was a prominent African-American architect and chief designer in the offices of Horace Trumbauer. He contributed to the design of more than 400 buildings, including the Widener Memorial Library at Harvard University, Philadelphia’s Central Library, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. If you love Philadelphia’s architectural heritage and Black history, do not miss this fantastic presentation and discussion.
Join us on Saturday, September 12 at 1:00 pm for Montegue’s illustrated presentation followed by a live Q & A via ZOOM. Advance reservations are required. Cost: $6, Member Cost: $5 You must enroll by 10:00 am the day of the event. ZOOM sign-in information will be sent via email. MAKE RESERVATIONS ONLINE
The Historical Society of Haddonfield’s next virtual Book Club discussion will examine the important role that African American women played in the suffrage and civil rights movements and beyond.
We hope you’ll join us for a Zoom discussion on Tuesday September 15 at 7 pm.
Since our multiple-book discussion worked so well in July, we’re planning another for September. We invite you to read any of the following:
Option 1: “Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America,” by Martha S. Jones (2018)
Option 2: “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)
Option 3: “Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America,” by Faye E. Dudden (2011)
Option 4: “To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells,” by Mia Bay (2010)
Option 5: “All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900,” by Martha S. Jones (2007) *Available on Hoopla as an ebook
Option 6: “This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights and Struggle),” by Kay Mills (2007)
As always, all are welcome to join us for the discussion, even if you haven’t finished one of the suggested books.
The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to email@example.com and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.