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Public Library Association
Clayton Library Presents:

"The Power of Exclusion: Racism, Passing, Immigration, and the Census," by Gabby Womack

Race has been a part of the United States Federal Census since its founding, but its groups have been in flux ever since. Librarian and historian Gabby Womack, M.S., M.A., shares the history of exclusion and erasure behind the Mixed-Race, Black, Chinese, and Mexican categories from the mid-nineteenth to the early-twentieth century.
  • February 11, 2022
  • November 1, 2021
Public Library Association
Digging Deeper into Local and Family History with Census Data

"From 'Mulatto' to 'Negro': The 1930 United States Census and the Erasure of Mixed Race People," by Gabby Womack
  • March 31, 2021 | 7-8PM EST
Old North Church & Historic Site - Digital Speaker Series
How Fears of “Passing” Changed the 1930 U.S. Census by Gabby Womack
  • February 15, 2021 | 6-7PM EST
President's Day Book Chat: Black History is American History
with Bookish AfroLatina and Elizabeth Walther-Grant,
co-founder of Merrimack Valley Black and Brown Voices (MVBBV)

Bookish AfroLatina (Gabby Womack) and Elizabeth Walther-Grant, co-founder of Merrimack Valley Black and Brown Voices (MVBBV) discuss Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar and other Founding Fathers who enslaved black folks.

 

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