East Bronx History Forum February Free Events, at St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site. Just a short walk from the DYRE Ave Subway stop

St. Paul’s Church National Historic Site
897 South Columbus Avenue, Mt. Vernon, NY
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Special free Programs in February 2016
  
 
Th., Feb. 4, 7 PM
Join us for a program exploring the lives of Benjamin and Rebecca Turner, formerly enslaved people who established a multi-generational homestead near St. Paul’s in the 19th century  
 
Friday, Feb. 5, 2 PM
“St. Paul’s and the Presidents,” presentation exploring the interesting and varied connection to St. Paul’s of five Presidents, from Washington to F.D.R.  
 
Friday, Feb. 12, 2 PM,  
Lincoln Assassination 
A talk and discussion about the April 1865 assassination of President Lincoln, including a surprising connection to St. Paul’s Church.
 
Sat., Feb. 13, open from Noon to 4 PM
A recognition of Black History Month 
At PM, 1 PM, learn about the 20th century civil rights movement though a talk by Professor Clarence Taylor of Baruch College whose publications include, “Black Religious Intellectuals: The Fight for Equality from Jim Crow to the 21st Century.”   
 
Monday, Feb. 15, President’s Day, open from 9 AM to 5 PM
A recognition of President’s Day
At 1 PM, enjoy a talk by Professor Andrew Robertson of the CUNY Graduate Center comparing the public careers and lives of President John Adams and President John Quincy Adams, both of whom visited St. Paul’s Church.  Dr. Robertson’s books include, “The Language of Democracy: Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790 – 1900”.  There will also be living history dramatizations by General Washington and President Lincoln

Fri., Feb. 26, 2 PM,
 a performance of music, from Sarah Lawrence College.  
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