“Sketches of Lee” With Michael Cameron Ward

When:
February 6, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
2020-02-06T18:00:00-05:00
2020-02-06T18:15:00-05:00
Where:
Gibson's Bookstore
45 S Main St
Concord, NH 03301
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Gibson's Bookstore
603-224-0562
"Sketches of Lee" With Michael Cameron Ward @ Gibson's Bookstore | Concord | New Hampshire | United States

Michael Cameron Ward visits Gibson’s Bookstore to present “Sketches of Lee,” a performance of his family’s story as a black family in mid-century New Hampshire. In 1957 the Ward family relocated from Brooklyn, New York, to Lee, New Hampshire, to escape gang violence. As a Black family, they became the “Index of Integration” in Lee, a town of 600. Michael and his three siblings integrated the Oyster River School District on the same day as Little Rock, Arkansas. Their family faced a myriad of challenges, some expected, some not. But in doing so, they were able to demonstrate that they were, “regular people,” and could be relied on as part of the community. At the request of his father before his passing, Michael has written and published their family history in “Sketches of Lee.”

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