The Princeton Public Library’s last event for Black History Month is a Lunch and Learn talk on Friday, February 24, at 11:30 a.m. in the community room. Retired journalist and writer Harry Kendall, author of “Truth Crushed to Earth.” will speak on the Underground Railroad and the Christiana Resistance, co-sponsored by the Princeton YWCA.
Kendall’s novel is a fictionalized account of a seminal moment in African-American history, the Sept. 11, 1851 Christiana Resistance, the first recorded open rebellion resulting from the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law. Frederick Douglass viewed the incident at Christiana, where a group of blacks routed a band of men attempting to capture escaped slaves, as having a special moral and political significance to efforts to abolish slavery.
Bring a brown bag lunch; drinks and cookies supplied.