The great-grandson of abolitionist Rev. John Rankin will be at Prosser Public Library to open a dialogue about race today.
Don Rankin, through his own family’s past presents a program that leads to discussion of today’s race relations. The program chronicles the development of slavery in America and the story of those who championed the abolishment of slavery, from the Rev. John Rankin to Harriet Beecher Stowe.
This is not just a history lesson, but an opportunity for a conversation on race.
Sponsored by the library and the Wintonbury Historical Society. Please register.
Don Rankin trained as a surgeon in the Air Force during the Vietnam war, has served as the assistant clinical professor of surgery at Yale, and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Park City hospital in Bridgeport.