The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center has announced the 2016 - 2017 John & Francie Pepper Freedom Lecture Series that will begin on Thursday, Aug. 11.
The series will connect the public with award-winning authors, historians and thought-leaders, discussing themes on history, race, culture and modern abolition.
The series begins at 6:00 p.m. with civil rights icon, Judge Nathaniel Jones, where he will discuss his new book, Answering the Call: An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America. This lecture will be free and open to the public.
In addition to Judge Jones lecture on Aug. 11, the public will have the opportunity to hear from other such notable authors as: Dr. Manisha Sinha, author of The Slave's Cause: A History of Abolition on Sept. 20, and Harry Lembeck, regarding his new book, Taking on Theodore Roosevelt: How One Senator Defied The President on Brownvilleand Shook American Politics, on Nov. 1. Both lectures are free open to the public.