The Auburn Avenue Research Library is pleased to host, Historian Velma Maia Thomas, who will discuss her publication Lest We Forget: The Passage From Africa Into the Twenty-First Century. This elegant bind-up of three collectible books by Velma Maia
Thomas—Lest We Forget, Freedom’s Children, and We Shall Not Be Moved—offers an intimate look at black history in America through the lens of a passionate historian, committed to preserving these important accounts, along with related memorabilia.
Based on materials from the nationally acclaimed Black Holocaust Exhibit, Lest We Forget documents the plight of an estimated 100 million Africans, from their rich pre-slavery culture to their enslavement in a foreign land. This book is a collection of stirring historic papers, memoirs, personal effects, and photographs brought to life in a unique, three-dimensional, interactive format. Lest We Forget, chronicles the unyielding strength of a people who refused to be broken.