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Thursday Book Group discusses Settlin' by Muriel Simms

Meeting Room B
Thursday, Jan 23, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Settlin': Stories of Madison's Early African American Families. Only a fraction of what is known about Madison’s earliest African American settlers has been preserved in traditional sources. The rest is contained in the hearts and minds of their descendants. Seeing a pressing need to preserve these experiences, lifelong Madison resident Muriel Simms collected the stories of twenty-five African Americans whose families arrived, survived, and thrived in Madison in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

New members always welcome. Copies of the current book are available at the Ask Here Desk while supplies last.