Black Herman: An Extraordinary Life of Magic & Mystery

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History / Heritage - Lecture/Discussion

Date & Time: Sunday, February 17, 2013
3:00 PM-5:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: High School, College, Adult, Elders
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Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History
101 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303
Description: The Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Black Herman: An Extraordinary Life of Magic and Mystery. This community discussion will explore the life of Benjamin "Black Herman" Rucker (18921934), a groundbreaking prominent African American magician of the early twentieth century. A visionary illusionist, well known for his most famous tricks the "Private Graveyard" and the "Asrah Levitation", he traveled across the United States, including the Jim Crow South, amazing both black and white audiences. This discussion will be facilitated by George Patton, a direct descendant of the extraordinary "Black Herman".
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Entered by: Auburn Avenue Research Library Program

Created: January 15, 2013 at 2:58 PM

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