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Wyomissing Library to host discussion about issues raised in the 1619 Project

by Wyomissing Public Library

Jan 17, 2020

Editor’s Note: The Wyomissing Public Library’s discussion of The 1619 Project has been re-scheduled to Saturday, January 25th at 1 PM. 

On Saturday, January 18th at 1 PM, the Wyomissing Public Library will host a discussion about some of the issues raised in the 1619 Project, a New York Times-Pulitzer Organization initiative that seeks to reframe American history by looking at the year 1619 as the beginning of the nation. 1619 is the year that a ship arrived in Virginia with a cargo of 20 to 30 enslaved Africans who were sold to the colonists. The 1619 Project looks at every aspect of American life during the past 400 years through the lens of that event. Reference copies of the project are available at the library.

John Morgan, president of the Berks Inter-Cultural Alliance (BICA) will moderate a panel whose members are Rebecca Reppert, Blair Seitz and Dennis Williams. The topics they will discuss are mass incarceration, wealth and healthcare.

The program is free and open to the public. The Wyomissing Public Library is located at 9 Reading Boulevard in Wyomissing. Registration for this program is requested and may be done by phone at 610-374-2385, in person at the front desk, or online at www.wyopublib.org

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