Huckleberry Finn & Racism with The Kensal Rise Community Library
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March 24 • 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
In 1900, Mark Twain helped open the Kensal Rise Library public reading room in London with a gift of five books. After the library was closed by the Brent Council in 2011, the residents of Kensal Rise reached out to The Mark Twain House & Museum for support. We were only too happy to join the chorus of neighbors and authors rallying to have the library restored, which happily it was when it re-opened as a community library in 2019.
On Wednesday March 24, 3:00pm ET, join The Mark Twain House & Museum’s School Programs Coordinator, Dr. Erin Bartram, as she sits down to discuss Huckleberry Finn & Racism, hosted by our friends at The Kensal Rise Community Library in London, UK. Speaking live from The Mark Twain House, Dr. Bartram will discuss Twain’s attitude towards racism and social reform alongside other 19th century American writers – including escaped slave, Frederick Douglass (the first African American to be nominated for US Vice President in 1872), Uncle Remus author Joel Chandler Harris, and social reformers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Benjamin Franklin Butler. An audience Q&A will follow the presentation.
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**NOTE: For all Americans, please be aware that the donation amount you enter is in British pounds, not U.S. dollars. The charge to your credit card will reflect the conversion rate.**