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ZOOM — Discover History Series: Black History of Maine

Thursday, October 7 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

It is frequently said that Maine is the whitest state in America. Yet Black people have a long history in the Pine Tree State. Slaves? Yes. But also builders, farmers, fishermen, ship captains, educators, etc. It’s that hidden history of our state that Bob Greene will reveal.

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A native of Portland, Bob Greene is the eighth generation of his family to be born in Cumberland County. His roots in Maine stretch back into the 1700s. After graduating from Portland High, Bob went off to college and a career as a journalist, covering among other things airplane crashes, Mississippi River floods, and the funeral of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He has met three presidents: Harry Truman, Lyndon Johnson, and Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe. And, as The Associated Press Tennis Writer, Greene traveled the world covering the sport. After retiring, he returned home to Maine where his genealogical research has led to his deep knowledge about Maine’s Black history. He currently teaches a Black History of Maine course at OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at the University of Southern Maine. Greene also is the 2021 recipient of the Maine Historical Society’s Neal Allen Award, which is presented each year for exceptional contributions to Maine History.


OTHER PROGRAMS IN THE OCTOBER 2021 DISCOVER HISTORY SERIES INCLUDE:


Discover History Month at the Camden Public Library is generously sponsored by Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn.

Energy Efficient Camden Riverhouse Hotel & Inn, celebrating 25 years

Additional support is provided by The Smiling Cow.


Support Local History

During Discover History Month, the Camden Public Library is spotlighting the important work of our Walsh History Center. If you are enthusiastic about local history, consider supporting the library’s efforts at librarycamden.org/donate.

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