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Civil Rights and Race During World War 2: Book event Oct. 24 in El Cerrito

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Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, will discuss and sign copies of their book as part of “Civil Rights and Race During World War II,” a panel discussion with historian Donna Graves and National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin. This event is cosponsored by Contra Costa Japanese American Citizens League, Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park, City of Richmond, Richmond Art Center, and Preserving California’s Japantowns.

Details: Sunday, October 24 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., East Bay Free Methodist Church, 5395 Potrero Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530

Free and open to the public; for more information call (510) 620-6952.


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