HMH will host free educational programming this month

Dr. Wendy Lower

The Houston Holocaust Museum will host free public programs in June, including a June 19 panel discussion, an author event with a National Book Award finalist, and a film screening/poetry reading.

In partnership with the Convict Leasing and Labor Project, the museum presents the Juneteenth roundtable, “Who Owns History? Centering Descendants in the Politics of Preservation, Saturday, June 18, 2 p.m.

Featuring grassroots activists and scholars, panelists will discuss best practices for preserving black cemeteries and lingering questions about memorialization and the ethics of public history. Panelists include Chattahoochee Brick Company Coalition Founder and President Donna Y. Stephens; Southern University
Dr. Antoinette Jackson, chair of the Florida Department of Anthropology; and Associate Director of the Ruth J. Simmons Center for Race and Justice at Prairie View A&M University Dr. Marco Robinson.

On Thursday, June 23 at 6 p.m., HMH will host the 2022 Gerald R. Kaplan Public Lecture, featuring Dr. Wendy Lower. The author and historian will talk about her latest book, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, “The Ravine: A Family, A Photograph, A Holocaust Massacre Revealed.”

Lower is the John K. Roth Professor of History at Claremont McKenna College. She directs the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont Colleges and chairs the academic committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Gerald R. Kaplan Public Lecture is supported by the Gerald S. Kaplan Endowment Fund.

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