On Thursday, March 30th, the Historical Society of Islip Hamlet will
host Christopher Verga, a local historian, writer, and American History
lecturer at Suffolk County Community College. Christopher's works
include his monthly column in Greater Bay Shore and his forthcoming
book, "Bay Shore." Christopher utilized images from local historical
societies, private collections, and the African American Museum of
Nassau County to author, "Civil Rights on Long Island". The interactive
lecture will detail the historic race relations and struggles for
equality across Long Island. These historical, sometimes overlooked,
events paved the way for milestones, and complications in segregation.
The program will be held at the Islip Public Library, 71 Monell Ave,
from 700 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Books
will be available for sale after the event and refreshments provided.
For more info, call 631-245-0675 or visit www.isliphamlethistory.org