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Discussion of the book “We Refuse to Forget”

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Date(s): 6/14/22
Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 8:00 PM
Location:

Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

Type: Literary

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In We Refuse to Forget, award-winning journalist Caleb Gayle tells the extraordinary story of the Creek Nation, a Native tribe that two centuries ago both owned slaves and accepted Black people as full citizens. Thanks to the efforts of Creek leaders like Cow Tom, a Black Creek citizen who rose to become chief, the U.S. government recognized Creek citizenship in 1866 for its Black members. Yet this equality was shredded in the 1970s when tribal leaders revoked the citizenship of Black Creeks, even those who could trace their history back generations—even to Cow Tom himself.

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