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The Black Experience in the Fox Cities – Cultural Competency Lecture

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the History Museum at the Castle invite members of the Lawrence University community to join us for the next Cultural Competency Lecture, The Black Experience in the Fox Cities.  It takes place on February 25, 2021, 11:30am-1:30pm via ZOOM.

This presentation is based on the History Museum at the Castle’s “Stone of Hope: Black Experiences in the Fox Cities” exhibit online and on display at the Warch Center during the month of February 2021. The moderator will be Dr. Sabrina Robins, Co-Chair of African Heritage, Inc. Dr. Robbins will discuss the Black experience from the 1700s to the present in the Appleton region. She will cover how the area went from being home to a thriving community of African Americans during the 1800s to a sundown town in the early 1900’s and the strides being made currently to enhance the Black experience in the region. The following is a link to the Museum’s virtual exhibit offerings: http://www.myhistorymuseum.org/virtual-exhibits.html.

To receive information about how to join the discussion, contact Cindy Pickart cindy.j.pickart@lawrence.edu.