Ellen always knew the broom
resting above the hearth was
special. But after it’s announced
in church that the marriages of
former slaves will be registered,
she hears more about why it
matters so much. As the whole
family travels to the courthouse
dressed, Ellen carries the broom
with them. With love and pride,
she finds a way to celebrate her
parents’ right to be legally married and remember their past. . .
Join us on March 24, 2012, at 1:00 pm for this special event! Author Kelly Starling Lyons will visit the Virginia Historical Society to read her book, “Ellen’s Broom,” and present a program related to the text.
The event is free and open to the public–be sure to arrive early for this exciting meet-and-greet event because seating is limited.
And don’t forget–March is Women’s History Month and the Virginia Historical Society has amazing resources for Richmond parents and children with free stories several Thursdays and Saturdays.
More details may be found at the Virginia Historical Society website.
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