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On Wednesday, September 6 at 12:00, author Sydney Nathans will present a book talk on his new publication A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland at the Alabama Department of Archives and History (ADAH) in Montgomery. Admission is free.

A Mind to Stay is the rare story of one Alabama plantation, Cameron Place, located near Greensboro, that was bought in the 1870s by emancipated African Americans who once worked there in bondage. Through the prism of a single plantation and the destiny of black families that dwelt on it for over a century and a half, the book brings to life a vivid cast of characters and illuminates the changing meaning of land and landowning to successive generations of rural African Americans. During this book talk, Nathans will discuss how he used thousands of letters and interviews to tell this remarkable story.

Sydney Nathans is Professor Emeritus of History at Duke University. His book, A Mind to Stay: White Plantation, Black Homeland (2017), is published by Harvard University Press. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the presentation.

For more information, call (334) 353-4689. 

Wed., Sep. 6, 2017, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

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Department of Archives and History 624 Washington Ave. Montgomery, AL 36130

Free Event

Category: History, Community

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