Online Lecture: “Black People in 19th-Century White Oaks,” presented by Dustin Griffin

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Online Lecture: “Black People in 19th-Century White Oaks,” presented by Dustin Griffin

Pictured are one-time White Oaks residents Elsie Parsons, Abraham Parsons and Richard Lansing, over an 1898 map of the neighborhood.

“Black People in 19th-Century White Oaks,” by Dustin Griffin
Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m.

You can now view this lecture online, thanks to WilliNet!

This lecture will trace the lives of a number of Black families in the northeast corner of Williamstown, from their arrival there in the 1820s to their departure about 1900. This event is part of a lecture series presented by Dustin Griffin through the Williamstown Historical Museum; please look out for his next two talks on August 29 and September 25.

The WHM is proud to regularly offer lectures on local history that are free and open to the public. If you have suggestions for future topics or speakers, please contact us at [email protected]!

 

Dustin Griffin is the author of Williamstown and Williams College: Explorations in Local History (2018). For a number of years he has presented talks on local history to Williamstown audiences, most recently a lecture on “Writing Local History” in June 2021 and “The History of Oblong Road” in April 2021. His new book, Williamstown and Williams College: Further Explorations in Local History, was published this spring, and is available at the Williams College bookstore on Spring Street and at the Williamstown Historical Museum.