June 7: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Beverly, N.J.

We’re heading to Beverly, N.J. at the request of two organizations that care about American history — The Friends of the Beverly Free Library and the Riverfront Historical Society. They try and plan an event each June to commemorate “Juneteenth,” so that bigger and bigger audiences can learn more about the civil rights history of our country. We’ll be speaking, answering questions and then selling and signing copies of “Tasting Freedom.” The event is free and open to the public. Anyone seeking more information may go to FriendsoftheBFL@aol.com

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