The Evolution of Negro Election Day in 1740 and It's Link to the Black Picnic at Salem Willows - Doreen Wade. Our guest, the president of Salem United, Inc., will relate how the first Black voting system evolved into Salem's 281-year-old "Black Picnic Day" celebration. With the first Black King/Governor in Massachusetts, elected by the enslaved Black community in 1740, it was followed by other Black New Englanders who have earned this title, and the relevance of their contributions.
Coming up in the summer series:
August 25, 2021: Protection from Fraud, Scams, and ID Theft
Note that the Intercession planning committee has opened the summer lecture series to the general public, so feel free to tell your friends. It's a great way to attract new members to Explorers; something they really need during this post-COVID period! If you cannot attend the meetings in real-time, video recordings will be posted on the ExplorersLLI.org website within a few days after the live presentation.