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Shonda Buchanan at Autry Museum of the American West

Shonda Buchanan’s memoir explores her family’s legacy of being African Americans with American Indian roots and how they dealt with not just society’s ostracization but the consequences of this dual inheritance. Using one family’s history rather than aiming to represent every American’s multiethnic experience, Buchanan documents the physical, spiritual, and emotional displacement of American Indians who married mixed or Black slaves and indentured servants at America’s early crossroads.

Buchanan will also read from her collection of poetry, Who’s Afraid of Black Indians?, and sign copies of her book following the program.

Sunday, September 22, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park

Included With Museum Admission / Free for Autry Members

Reservations Recommended: https://theautry.org/events/lectures-and-workshops/black-indian-memoir

Sunday, September 22, 2019
2:00 PM
The The Autry in Griffith Park
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles CA
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Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818