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Evanston’s Living History

October 2, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Truro Public Library is proud to present Evanston’s Living History. Filmmaker Craig Dudnick (Alice’s Ordinary People) returns to present a screening of the documentary film, which explores the evolution of Evanston, Illinois and the citizens who confronted racism in the city and made it a better place to live. Many of these activists were descendants of African Americans who migrated north during the early 20th Century; they include the family of Anthony Crawford, a prominent African-American businessman and community leader who was lynched when he refused to give up his place in line to a white man. Evanston community leaders also joined the fight to help pass United States Resolution 39, which apologized for the failure of the Senate to enact anti-lynching legislation. The film will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker.


October 2, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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