Auburn welcome center to host talk on racial stereotypes

The origin of racial stereotypes will be one subject of a talk Thursday, Nov. 14, at the New York State Equal Rights Heritage Center in Auburn.

The talk will be presented by Robert E. May, professor emeritus of history at Purdue University and author of “Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory.” May will explain how the lingering beliefs that southern slaveholders treated slaves humanely, and that slaves were content with being in bondage, are not based in reality.

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