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Durham County Library Presents Meet the Author: Dr. Kennetta Perry

Program: Meet the Author: Dr. Kennetta Perry
Date: Saturday, June 4
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: Durham County Library will host Dr. Kennetta Perry, author and Assistant Professor in the Department of History at East Carolina University, at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, at South Regional Library, 4505 S. Alston Ave.

Dr. Perry will discuss her book, London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race, recently published by Oxford University Press. The book explores how a largely Afro-Caribbean population of Black Britons advocated for social justice and equal rights during the 1950s and 1960s. It also looks at the role that the Black freedom struggle in the U.S. played in shaping debates about race and citizenship in Britain following World War II. The book aims to showcase the global impact of the U.S. civil rights movements.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Placedia Nance at (919) 560-7429 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Matthew Clobridge
919-560-0128 or


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