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Sotterley Presents: People & Perspectives with Merideth Taylor

July 10 @ 7:00 pm

July 10, 2024 – Join us and author Merideth Taylor for a speaker event and book signing for her new book, “Making a Way out of No Way”. The photographs and stories in this book cover 150 years of slavery on tobacco plantations in Southern Maryland and the communities of men, women, and children who were subjected to this system. Merideth Taylor chose to largely avoid graphic depictions of the violence perpetrated on enslaved people to instead allow the reader to focus on the resilience, ingenuity, skills, and cultural strengths that enabled them to make a way out of no way. Merideth Taylor will discuss her motivations, insights, and journey to writing this book.


Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event and you can get them signed by Merideth!


This event is FREE and hybrid, meaning you can join us in-person or virtually. Registration is required.


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Merideth M. Taylor is Professor Emerita of Theater and Dance at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and a founding member of the African and African Diaspora and Women Studies programs at the College. She is author of Listening in: Echoes and Artifacts from Maryland’s Mother County; co-editor of In Relentless Pursuit of an Education: African American Stories from a Century of Segregation; and screenwriter/director of the documentaries With All Deliberate Speed: One High School’s Story and Telly-Award-winning Talking and Walking Common Ground.


July 10
7:00 pm


Historic Sotterley
44300 Sotterley Lane
Hollywood, MD 20636 United States
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