Talks & Walks
I'm happy to give talks (for no charge!), and especially to give walking tours of slave sites in Deerfield.
Here are notes for a couple of recent talks:
A talk (with accompanying PowerPoint slides of houses and documents) that I gave during the Amherst College reunion weekend on June 1, 2007
A talk to the Western Massachusetts Library Club (WMLC) at a meeting they held in Whately: WMLC
A very brief talk I was invited to give at the second annual celebration in Florence (Massachusetts) for the installation of the Sojourner Truth statue. Sojourner Truth was the focus of the event, but I talked about another black woman, Jenny, who lived in the valley nearly a century before the time of Sojourner: Jenny
A flier for the "Talk & Walk" I did at Deerfield on May 11, 2004: Slavery "Talk & Walk" (I have done other versions of this walk - for instance, one on October 2, 2004, which was jointly sponsored by PVMA and PVI, the Pioneer Valley Institute.) I have also been giving walking tours of slave sites in old Deerfield to high school classes.
"Slavery & Its Legacy" - A series of six sessions, running from Feb. 16 to April 7, 2005, was presented under the auspices of "Five-College Learning in Retirement". Click on the LIR link for program details (www.5clir.org) (I was one of many speakers. We hope to post transcripts of all the sessions on the LIR website.)
And this is a brief article about my work, my walking tours of the slave sites, etc: Hampshire Gazette article
Return to Romer's homepage