Talk by Dr. Clement Price
The library presented this program on Wednesday September 12, 2012, in observance of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. After a reception hosted by the New Brunswick African American Heritage Committee, Dr. Clement A. Price talked about how African Americans participated in securing their freedom.

A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Price chaired President Obama's transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities and currently is vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Price is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor at Rutgers, one of the highest faculty honors at the university. Along with teaching history, he has played leadership roles with many organizations in New Jersey. Published widely in African American history as well as American cultural policy and American urban history, Price shares his expertise in African American history as a member of the Scholarly Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

This event was funded in part by the Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission, and was presented in conjunction with the library's hosting of the traveling exhibit "Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War." See more details at nbfpl.org/lincolnexhibit.html
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