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October 15th at 7pm – Virtual Author Talk – Wayne Miller

In the early 1980s, a conspiracy of nine men, including three Boston cops and a Boston firefighter, burned the city and surrounding communities. For over two years these men torched 264 buildings, caused millions of dollars in damages and hundreds of injuries. Boston was ablaze with nightly fires with sirens wailing through the streets and people too afraid to sleep. Retired ATF Special Agent Wayne Miller lived this case for three years.

Mr. Miller was a Special Agent, Criminal Investigator and Certified Fire Investigator for the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Boston for 25 years.

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    The first opportunities are for volunteer greeters, storytime readers and program presenters. Other opportunities may be added to this list. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate everyone who applies, and that staff and volunteers will follow all recommended covid-19 safety requirements, including PPE.

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    Juneteenth

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    From the Library of Congress

    Juneteenth marks our country’s second independence day.

    https://nmaahc.si.edu/blog-post/historical-legacy-juneteenth

    The Emancipation Proclamation freed enslaved people in Confederate states at the start of 1863,  and the 13th Amendment ended slavery across the U.S. almost three years later. In the year between, the news of freedom spread slowly. It was only when the Union Army reached Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865, that an officer read aloud the order “that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free”

     

    Juneteenth commemorates the liberation of thousands of people in Texas that day.  In the 155 years since, Juneteenth has been joyously celebrated,  solemnly observed and virtually erased, all at the same time. In the conflicting ways that we know our shared history, and how we acknowledge and resolve those differences, lies the liminal lesson of Juneteenth:

    The past is never dead. It’s not even past.

    Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner

    What will our next Juneteenth be like?

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