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Washtenaw Reads Keynote Event with Ashley Rogers, Director of the Whitney Plantation


Sunday April 14, 2024: 3:00pm to 4:00pm  Add to Calendar /   Add to Google Calendar


Downtown Library: 1st Floor Lobby


This year's selection for the Washtenaw Read is How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith. One of the locations that he visits in the book to explore the legacy of slavery in the United States is the Whitney Plantation, outside New Orleans, Louisiana. The Whitney works to educate people about how slavery has shaped our nation's collective history. Join Ashley Rogers, Executive Director of the Whitney, who will give a talk related to the Read and the work that the Whitney does.

This event is part of the 2024 Washtenaw Read. The Washtenaw Reads program is a community initiative to promote reading and civic dialogue through the shared experience of reading and discussing a common book. Participating libraries include Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Dexter, Milan, Northfield Township, Saline, and Ypsilanti, and local schools, universities and bookstores. For more information about Washtenaw Reads and previous years' reads, go to

How the Word is Passed will be available for purchase from Serendipity Books at the event.