As National Library Week begins, PBS is launching the five part mini-series entitled “We Shall Remain”. On Monday, April 13, 8:00 pm, WHA-TV presented the first episode which is call “After the Mayflower.” The setting is in the 1620s shortly after the so-called first Thanksgiving. Massasoit, the Wampanoag leader, negotiates an alliance which provides the basis for a brief period of peaceful coexistence. Diplomatic relations are later tested as inevitable conflicts ensue, and the Wampanoag struggle to retain their identity.
To complement the series,the General Library System has provided support for the “Voices and Visions” program at College Library, Ethnic Studies Collection, on Tuesday, April 14, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm. Featured speakers, including Roberta Hill, Aaron Bird Bear, Janice Rice, and Tracy Peterson, will bring the “We Shall Remain” series home to UW-Madison. Moderated by Larry Nesper, the program culminated with perspectives shared by indigenous voices from the audience.
This co-sponsored event is free and open to the public. Supporters include the General Library System, Wisconsin Public Television, American Indian Studies Program, Wunk Sheek (Indian student organization), American Indian Student Academic Services, and Wisconsin Historical Society.