EVENT: Annette Yoshiko Reed, "Forgetting Second Temple Judaism: History, Memory, and the Dead Sea Scrolls" -- Streaming live on Zoom (April 7 at 7:30pm Eastern)

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The 58th Annual Simon Rawidowicz Memorial Lecture will feature Annette Yoshiko Reed of New York University presenting "Forgetting Second Temple Judaism: History, Memory, and the Dead Sea Scrolls" on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 PM Eastern. The event is free and open to the public, and will stream live on Zoom. Registration is required. 

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On March 31, 1870, Thomas Mundy Peterson became the first African American in the United States to vote under the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution when he cast his ballot in a Perth Amboy, NJ, city charter referendum. Though he was encouraged to do so by his white employer and others, he went home for lunch first to think it over. One can imagine him mulling things over, perhaps dicussing it with Daphne, his wife, before making a choice that would make history.

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