Wareham Historical Society to host talk on race amity

Feb 11, 2019

Event Date: 

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:00pm

Ann Landry, a member of the National Center for Race Amity Advisory Board, will speak on “Race Amity and the Other Tradition” on Monday, Feb. 18, at the Wareham Historical Society, 495 Main St., at 7 p.m.

Landry will introduce and discuss a different perspective regarding the history of race relations in America - one that focuses on collaboration, rather than racial discrimination and oppression. Known as “The Other Tradition,” this view is at the center of many instances where social justice has advanced. These are the stories from which inspiration can be found and include examples of well-known American heroes and those who worked closely with them such as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rabbi Joshua Heschel, Cesar Chavez and Fred Ross, Harriet Tubman and Thomas Garrett.

The National Center for Race Amity was established in January 2010 to call attention to the history of Race Amity in America and to promote the stories underlying cross racial/cultural friendships.

Event Date: 

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 7:00pm