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SB Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Professor Leon Litwack will speak.

When: Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 9:30 a.m. to noon

Where: First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. , Santa Barbara

Cost: Free

Age limit: 9+

Categories: Social: Meetings

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This month’s speaker is Dr. Leon Litwack, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley. A Santa Barbara native, Leon Litwack is an American historian whose works focus on slavery, the Reconstruction Era of the United States, and its aftermath into the 20th century. He won a National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize for his 1979 book, Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. He also received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

He retired to emeritus status in 2007 at the University of California Berkeley, where he received the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. Then he went on a lecture tour that led to his latest book, How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (2009).

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear a true pioneer in black history speak directly on the subject.

Phone: 805-884-9909

Event posted Dec. 12, 2012
Last updated Feb. 5, 2013

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