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We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

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UVM professor Emily Bernard discusses Ta-Nehisi Coates’s most recent reflections on race, the Obama presidency, and the election of Donald Trump.

First Wednesdays are supported in part by the National Life Group Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

Underwriter: University of Vermont Humanities Center

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Essex Junction are held at Brownell Library unless otherwise noted.  The National Life Group Foundation and the Vermont Department of Libraries are the statewide underwriters of First Wednesdays. “America in a New, More Dangerous World” is underwritten by Vermont Council on World Affairs. Brownell Library is underwritten by Brownell Library Foundation; The Essex Agency Inc.; Kolvoord, Overton and Wilson; and RETN.

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