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Black Book Makers with Ramon Townsend

February 22 @ 6:00 pm

Master bookbinder Ramon Townsend will discuss the important roles that Black Americans have played in the book trades since the colonial era. 

Learn about this fascinating history—from enslaved people who brought knowledge of Islamic African bookmaking techniques with them to the Americas, to African-American printers, writers, and craftspeople of the 19th century and beyond! Ramon will demonstrate historical bookmaking techniques, and explain what they can tell us about the relationship between Black people and the written word in early America.

To learn more, make sure to stop by Parkway Central Library’s “Black Book Makers & Beyond” exhibit in the Literature 2nd floor hallway at Parkway Central.


February 22
6:00 pm
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Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St, Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103 United States
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(215) 686-5322
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