LAKE PLACID - Award-winning writer, scholar and human rights activist Scott Christianson will speak about his book, "Freeing Charles: The Struggle to Free a Slave on the Eve of the Civil War," at a reception June 19 at the Northwoods Inn in a commemoration of "Juneteenth," the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the United States.
The event, which is co-sponsored by the Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities, John Brown Lives!, and John Brown Coming Home, is free and open to the public. Northwoods Inn will open a cash bar during the reception and offer an optionlal Adirondack-style barbecue on the terrace for $10 per person. Copies of Christianson's book will be available for purchase and signing.
For more information, or to make reservations, call 962-4758 or 523-1312.