Go Thoreau! Celebrating 200 years!

Happy 200th Birthday, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
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The Dennis Libraries are celebrating all year. Stay tuned for lectures, book clubs, and other activities related to Thoreau and our appreciation of nature.

"On tops of mountains, as everywhere to hopeful souls, it is always morning."

A review of the History of People of Color on Cape Cod

Saturday, November 21 at 11:30 am

John Reed, currently the chair of the Zion Union Heritage Museum of Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA, leads our audience in a discussion of the struggles and achievements of People of Color in this historic region. He will show some of the newly produced documentary entitled Journeys in the Light: Untold Stories of Cape Cod.
(DVD cover art by Carl Lopes.)

The documentary, while addressing frankly such difficult topics as  slavery here on Cape Cod during the Colonial Period, highlights the courageous individuals who led the fight for freedom, drove for education and economic progress, transformed oppression into brilliant forms of creative expression, served the country in every war, and came to excel in sports, entrepreneurship, teaching, the arts, community service, and various other professions here on the Cape and around the country.

John Reed has a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Masters of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has worked in the Barnstable Public schools as a social studies teacher and as the Equity/Attendance supervisor. He has been the president of the Cape Cod branch of the NAACP, Civil Rights trainer for the Town of Barnstable citizens’ police academy, and a workshop facilitator for various district public schools on diversity training for students and staff.