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In the Adirondack Library

Outsider: Stories of Growing Up Black in the Adirondacks by Alice Paden Green

juin 3, 2024 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This is a virtual program.

“Outsider: Stories of Growing Up Black in the Adirondacks” details Alice Paden Green’s experiences as her family grappled with poverty, race and acceptance in the mid-20th century. This memoir, prompted by a recent gathering of Blacks and whites in the Adirondacks for a discussion on race relations, explores perceptions of Black families in the ’50s and ’60s and whether Blacks are still viewed as outsiders or welcomed with open arms in this four-season, recreational playground dominated by white residents.

This book adds to the narrative on whether more work should be done to diversify the Adirondack region.

À propos de l'orateur :

Dr. Alice Paden Green is an African American woman who grew up in the Adirondacks during the 1950s and 1960s.  In 1985, she founded and is the Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice; a community-based human and civil rights organization located in the Capital District region of the State. Its primary mission is to promote understanding of the civil/criminal legal system and advocate for social justice.