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Vermont Reads 2017: Presentation with Lucy Maddox, author of The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping
August 14, 2017
Blake Memorial Library
Author Lucy Maddox will lead an interactive presentation on her book, The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping. In The Parker Sisters, Maddox gives an eloquent, urgent account of the tragic kidnapping of two free black sisters, Elizabeth and Rachel Parker, from Chester County, PA in 1851, to be sold as slaves across the border. This event will kick off Blake Memorial Library’s 2017 Vermont Reads Programming, where, as a community, we’ll use books as a launching point to delve deeper into the experience of African-Americans throughout our nation’s history.