Retired journalist and award-winning historian Bob Greene will describe Maine’s Black history, which began in the state’s long-ago story. His own family history extends back eight generations, to Maine in the 1700s.
He was born in Portland and, after college, became a newsman. For years, he covered both natural disasters and sports.
Later, in Maine again as a retiree, he dug deeply into his own background in Cumberland County, which led him to genealogical research and Black history. He now teaches a course on it at the University of Southern Maine’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.