Meet the Author: Scott E. Casper, Tue 4/22/2008
By Bert Gambini, WBFO
Buffalo, NY – Scott E. Casper - Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine
Tuesday, April 22nd at 7 p.m. Allen Hall Theatre, UB South Campus ,
The home of our first president has come to symbolize the ideals of our nation: freedom for all, national solidarity, and universal democracy. Mount Vernon is a place where the memories of George Washington and the era of America's birth are carefully preserved and re-created for the nearly one million tourists who visit it every year. But behind the familiar stories lies a history that visitors never hear. Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon recounts the experience of the hundreds of African Americans who are forgotten in Mount Vernon's narrative.
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