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Virtual Book Club "Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island," by Jonathan M. Olly, PhD

Join the Society for its Virtual Book Club discussion on September 9, at 7:00pm as they explore "Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island," by Jonathan M. Olly, PhD, Curator, Long Island Museum of Art, History, and Carriages. Jonathan will be on hand for the discussion.

Inspired by the 2019 exhibition of the same name, "A Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island" chronicles 400 years of slavery on Long Island, including poignant examples of enslavement by families in Sag Harbor, East Hampton, Shelter Island, and Southampton. This manuscript expands upon the text from the exhibition and reproduces a selection of its images and artifacts.

What is the legacy of people of African descent on the East End? How are local communities preserving their historic architecture? How are museums interpreting these stories?

This book is available for download on the website of the Long Island Museum at https://longislandmuseum.org/.

Society members and the public are welcome at no charge. Registration is required.
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