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Learn about race and local history from the Williamsburg library. Here’s how

The Williamsburg Regional Library and the College of William & Mary's Lemon Project have partnered to offer a virtual lecture series which focuses on race and local history. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary)
The Williamsburg Regional Library and the College of William & Mary’s Lemon Project have partnered to offer a virtual lecture series which focuses on race and local history. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the College of William & Mary)

The Williamsburg Regional Library and William & Mary’s Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation are hosting a virtual lectures series about race and local history.

The events are free and are aimed toward college students and the community.

The Lemon Project asked the library to join Lemon’s Legacies Porch talk virtual series for the 2020-2021 school year, according to the library’s news release.

“We think this is a great opportunity to build community across the town-gown divide,” said WRL Adult Services Director Melissa Simpson, in a prepared statement. “Our users have expressed interest in building their capacity to thoughtfully engage race, racism, and the history of anti-blackness in our country and in our community—and this series is one way we can help them do that.”

The lectures series starts on Sept. 22 and the fall part of the series ends on Oct. 27.

 Here’s the fall schedule:

Sept. 22

The African American Experience at William & Mary: A Historical Overview

Oct. 15

A Conversation with the Virginia Coastal Policy Center

  •  Talk features Angela King from the center and will discuss Virginia’s environmental issues “through the lens” of race and historical injustices. You can register for the event here.

Oct. 27

Coates’ “The Case for Reparations” Discussion

All the lectures are on Zoom and attendees must register in advance. Fore more information or to register, visit the Lemon Project’s calendar here or the Williamsburg Regional Library’s event calendar here.

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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