Begin Again series hosted by the Maine Historical Society

A Talk with Bob Greene

Thursday, June 10, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

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They came in waves on waves. They were in the background on the steel roads that snaked deep into the interior. While not being unnoticed, they were invisible. And before you knew it, Maine had a vibrant albeit small Black population. Join Bob Greene as he uncovers the histories of the Black people of Maine whose lives and work have made Maine what it is today and have laid the foundations for the future of the Pine Tree state.

About the speaker: A native of Portland, Bob Greene is a retired Associated Press journalist and a Maine historian. He has done extensive research into his own genealogy and discovered that he is at least the 8th generation of his family to be born in Cumberland County. Bob has taught Black History of Maine at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and served on the Board of Trustees of the Maine Historical Society.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Registration required.

Location: online via Zoom. REGISTER HERE.

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