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The Library Society and Buxton Books are thrilled to host Kerri K. Greenidge, Tufts University professor and author of The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family.
Come join us on November 18th at 6pm here at CLS for this contemporary perspective of a prominent South Carolinian family, the Grimkes, and a historical narrative that has long since been overshadowed and, in some places, forgotten.
Tickets are $10 for members and $15 for guests. This event is free for students by calling the number listed and showing a valid ID at check in.
To purchase tickets, click here or call 843-723-9912.
Order “The Grimkes” from Buxton in advance by clicking HERE.
Buxton Books is offering $5 as a gift when purchasing The Grimkes at the event.
About the Book:
Sarah and Angelina Grimke—“the Grimke sisters”—are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Their anti-slavery pamphlets, among the most influential of the antebellum era, are still read today. Yet retellings of their epic story have long obscured their Black relatives. In The Grimkes, award-winning historian Kerri Greenidge presents a parallel narrative, indeed a long-overdue corrective, shifting the focus from the white abolitionist sisters to the Black Grimkes, and deepening our understanding of the long struggle for racial and gender equality.
About Kerri Greenidge:
Kerri K. Greenidge is Mellon Assistant Professor in the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts University. She is the author of Black Radical: The Life and Times of William Monroe Trotter, winner of the Mark Lynton History Prize. She lives in Massachusetts.