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Evenings Upstairs at the Hotel Metropolitan

In a combined partnership with the Hotel Metropolitan and WKMS, McCracken County Public Library presents a discussion of Emancipation Saturday by Dr. Alicestyne Turley, Educator & Historian on the Lawn of the Hotel Metropolitan at 724 Oscar Cross Avenue.

You’ve heard of Juneteenth, but what about Emancipation Saturday? This Freedom Stories discussion explores this lesser-known Appalachian emancipation celebration. 

Dr. Turley was founding Director of the Carter G. Woodson Center for Interracial Education at Berea College. She is a long-time scholar of history, political science, sociology, and anthropology. She obtained a master’s degree from Mississippi State University in public policy and from the University of Kentucky in American History, where she remained and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in American History. During that time, she also became the founding director of the Underground Railroad Research Institute at Georgetown College. She is​ currently completed a new title, Black Evangelicals, and the Gospel, with University Press of Kentucky.

This program is free & open to the public 

For additional information contact :

Betty Dobson, Executive Director Hotel Metropolitan [email protected] -270-443-7918

​Bobbie Wrinkle, McCracken County Public Library Adult Programming Coordinator [email protected]    270-442-2510 x 117


August 4
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Hotel Metropolitan
724 Oscar Cross Avenue
Paducah, KY 42003 United States
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