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Professor Leon Litwack to speak at SB Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting, Saturday, February 23
Professor Leon Litwack to speak at SB Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting, Saturday, February 23, 2013.
The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society holds its monthly general meeting on Saturday, February 23, at the First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance at State Street, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.†
This monthís speaker is Dr. Leon Litwack, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley. †A Santa Barbara native, Leon Litwack is an American historian whose works focus on slavery, the Reconstruction Era of the United States, and its aftermath into the 20th century. He won a National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Francis Parkman Prize for his 1979 book, Been In the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery. He also received a Guggenheim Fellowship.
He retired to emeritus status in 2007 at the University of California Berkeley, where he received the Golden Apple Award for Outstanding Teaching. Then he went on a lecture tour that led to his latest book, How Free Is Free?: The Long Death of Jim Crow (2009).
Donít miss this incredible opportunity to hear a true pioneer in black history speak directly on the subject.
Special interest Groups meet at 9:30am for Beginning Genealogy, German Ancestry, and Computer Genealogy and 9:00am for JewishGen. †Featured program starts at 10:30am.
Come join us. You do not need to be a member to enjoy this wonderful presentation.
A calendar of genealogical events can be found at the Society web site (http://sbgen.org/events.php).
Media contact: Glenn Avolio, PR Chair,†email@example.com††(805) 886-5438