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Tempe Public Library

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3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
(480) 350-5500

February 2023

The Underground and Overground Railroad with Dr. Tamika Sanders

February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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FREE

Using storytelling, historical artifacts and songs, this presentation will depict the ingenuity and resiliency used by those involved in the Underground Railroad to help over 100,000 enslaved people escape to freedom between 1810 and 1850. We’ll then fast forward to the Jim Crow era and explore the Overground Railroad created by the Green Book which helped foster a network of safe spaces that allowed Blacks to travel, live and work despite illegal and legally sanctioned discrimination through Jim Crow laws.…

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May 2023

Women’s Resilience and Survival in the Holocaust with Björn Krondorfer

May 6, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tempe Public Library, 3500 S Rural Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85282 United States
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This talk will trace the lives of two women Holocaust survivors who both grew up in traditional Jewish families in Bedzin, Poland and later became residents of Arizona: Jane Lipski (Tucson) and Doris Martin (Flagstaff). They managed to survive the Nazi onslaught as adolescent girls. While Jane was able to escape the ghetto and join the resistance movement in Slovakia, Doris was sent to Auschwitz and selected for labor at a women’s camp near the Gross-Rosen concentration camp. While Doris…

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