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Local Author Highlights the Daughter of Emancipated Slaves in “Remembering Lucile”

Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones was born in Denver to former Virginia slaves

Post Date:09/11/2019

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As part of its ongoing endeavor to highlight the history and contributions of little known people of color, the Longmont Library is excited to welcome Polly E. Bugros McLean, an associate professor of Media Studies and an affiliated faculty in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. McLean will discuss her latest book: Remembering Lucile: A Virginia Family’s Rise from Slavery and a Legacy Forged a Mile High, which explores the life of Lucile Berkeley Buchanan Jones, born in Denver to emancipated slaves from the Oatlands and Evergreen plantations in Virginia, in a program at the Library on Thursday, October 10, from 7 to 8 pm.

From 2003-2007, McLean served as the chair of Women & Gender Studies. She has lectured, conducted workshops and research in southern Africa for USAID, UNESCO, and Pathfinder International. A Fulbright Scholar in Namibia, and a visiting professor at the University of Zambia, McLean is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the 2014 Best Should Teach Gold Award, the 2009 Edward R. Murrow Award for teaching excellence, and the 2007 Robert L. Stearns Award.

This program is for adults and teens ages 16 and over. Registration is required and is available online. Patrons without an email address may call 303-651-8472 to register by phone.

Can't attend? This program may be streamed live online, courtesy of the Longmont Observer. You can view these livestreams on the Longmont Observer website and on its Facebook page. The program may also be recorded and available on our Watch Recent Programs page.

The Longmont Library is proud to present the Authors We Love series, featuring published authors throughout the year.This program is part of the Longmont Public Library’s “Authors We Love” series.



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