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An Evening with Rohulamin Quander

Registration not required, but encouraged. Please register for the event here.

Mr. Quander will be in conversation with Dr. Ida E. Jones, historian and University Archivist at Morgan State University.   

The US is facing many challenges – including the global pandemic, the killings of  George Floyd and Breonna Taylor by police officers, and the recent armed protests at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.  Despite these events, the messages of the Black Lives Matter movement have found their place in national conversations and the recent change in the country’s leadership has signaled the potential for a new national trajectory.  Washington, D.C. author and historian Rohulamin Quander adds to the conversation with his new book, The Quanders: Since 1684, An Enduring African American Legacy.  This book explores his family, one of the oldest consistently documented African American families in the United States, and shares how the Quanders faced slavery then discrimination, and the positive outcomes that that have realized over time.  

Rohulamin Quander was born in and resides in Washington, DC.   After earning a BA and a JD from Howard University, he pursued a career in law and retired as a Senior Administrative Law Judge for the District of Columbia. He now serves as a certified tour guide in the Greater Washington, DC area, enlightening visitors on the ways in which African Americans' historical contributions are an integral component of true American history.  Quander is the founder (1985) of the Quander Historical and Educational Society, Inc., dedicated to documenting, preserving, and sharing American history and better educating the public. He is married to renowned artist Carmen Torruella Quander with whom he shares three adult children and one grandchild.   

Dr. Ida E. Jones is the University Archivist at Morgan State University. She was hired to work in the Beulah M. Davis Room, which houses the university archives along special collections of rare books and manuscript collections. She is adjunct faculty at Lancaster Bible College and belongs to numerous professional organizations. Her publications include numerous book reviews, a variety of encyclopedia entries and an online exhibition. She edited two books and published four monographs. Her work on Victorine Adams is her first endeavor into Baltimore and Maryland history. Finally, Dr. Jones is a consummate scholar who believes deeply in the words of Mrs. Mary McLeod Bethune who stated “power must walk hand in hand with humility and the intellect must have a soul.”

Order your copy of The Quanders: Since 1684, an Enduring African American Legacy from the Ivy Bookshop.

ASL interpretation will be available for attendees.

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The conversation will also be broadcast on the Enoch Pratt Free Library Facebook page. It can be watched after the broadcast on the library's Facebook Live. Click here for the Live video library.

Thursday, December 2 at 6:30pm

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Event Type

Writers LIVE!, Black History, Virtual Event

Age Group

Adults, Seniors

Compass Category

Writers LIVE at the Library

Event Publisher

Tracy Dimond - for Adults

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