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Ode to Charlotte Forten & Other Black Salem Stories Community Event

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Feb 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Date:
Feb 24
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.salemma.gov

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The community is invited to attend a pilot programming initiative lead by the Salem Human Rights Coalition to elevate and spotlight Black stories from Salem’s past and present. The event will take place at Old Town Hall, 32 Derby Square, Salem MA, on the 1st Floor Colonnade among the installation of SPS student ‘idea boards’ and is free and open to all.

The event will include live historical interpretations and presentations on the life and writings of Charlotte Forten Grimke and why her legacy matters to Salem to this day. Come learn a bit about Charlotte and other prominent Black stories in Salem’s history, hear updates on the City’s Charlotte Forten Memorial Project, and share in poetry, songs, comradery, and more!