Daily Archives: June 5, 2016

The Invisibles: Slavery Inside The White House and How It Helped Shape America

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Brooklyn Central Library, Sunday, June 5, 2016 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm . Featured Event Trustees’ Room The Invisibles: Slavery Inside The White House and How It Helped Shape America

Journalist Jesse J. Holland tells the story of the executive mansion’s most unexpected residents, the African American slaves who lived with the U.S. presidents who owned them. The Invisibles chronicles the African American presence inside the White House from its beginnings in 1782 until 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that granted slaves their freedom. During these years, slaves were the only African Americans to whom the most powerful men in the United States were exposed on a daily, and familiar, basis. These often-intimate relationships shaped the views that various presidents held about class and race in American society, and these slaves contributed not only to the life and comforts of the presidents they served, but to America as a whole.

Jesse J. Holland is a nationally recognized journalist and media personality from Washington, D.C., who for years has combined his work as a political reporter for the world’s largest news organization, The Associated Press, with a love of African American history and news.

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June 5 2016 – Israel Day Parade in NYC FAQ

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When is the Parade?
The Parade will be Sunday, June 5, 2016, from 11AM to 4PM.
When is it on TV and the Website?
The Parade will be on FOX MY9 from 12 to 2PM.
It will be livestreamed on this Website from 12 to 3PM.
What is the route for the Parade?
The Parade will go up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets.
What happens if it rains?
The Parade happens – RAIN OR SHINE.
What is the 2016 Parade theme?
2016 Theme – Sight, Sound & Spirit
Israel, a small country about the size of NJ, is bursting with energy, has an amazing variety of climates and geographical contrasts – mountains, valleys, deserts – and is filled with an incredible variety of flora and fauna. Everywhere you go, there are ultra-modern cities with towering skyscrapers alongside ancient, Biblical cities. With more than 8.4 million people from over 30 regions and countries in the world, Israel is a model of diversity. Israelis are warm and friendly, happy to have coffee with you and then invite you home for dinner! Celebrated as the Start-Up Nation, Israelis think out of the box to solve problems and are at the cutting edge of science, technology and invention. Israel speaks to our history and to our hearts. In Israel, there is so much to see, so much to do, so much to feel and embrace.
Can I get information on the Central Park Concert?
This event is unaffiliated with the Celebrate Israel Parade.
Please contact IsraelDayConcert.com for information. More at http://celebrateisraelny.org/

Israel Day Parade New York 6 5 2016


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