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Undermining racism

 

The last lecture in the Undermining Racism series, “Driving While Black” will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 at the Boston Athenaeum, 10½ Beacon St.

 

Dr. Gretchen Sorin will show clips of and discuss the documentary “Driving While Black: African Americans on the Road in the Era of Jim Crow.” She served as the senior historical advisor to the documentary and is the distinguished professor and director of the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

 

This event is the final program in the three-part “Undermining Racism” series, which presents examinations of people who found ways to navigate, undermine and change a system designed to limit African Americans’ rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

 

A reception will follow the program. Admission is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

 

To purchase tickets, visit www.bostonathenaeum.org or call 617-227-0270.

 

Frog Pond skating

 

The Frog Pond on Boston Common is open for skating from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays (except Mondays when the rink closes at 3:45 p.m.) and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Admission is based on skater’s height and is $6 for those taller than 58 inches and free for those under. Season passes are available.

 

Skate rentals are $6 for children, ages 13 and under, $13 for 14 and older. Lockers are also available.

 

For more information, call 617-635-2120 or visit www.bostonfrogpond.com.

 

West End photographs

 

The West End Museum, 150 Staniford St., is displaying a new exhibition “Under the Wrecking Ball: A West End Landlord.”

 

The exhibit features photographs from a collection donated by Ira Tarlin that depicts the West End at the time of demolition. Eli Tarlin, Ira’s father, was an original resident who came to own numerous properties in the neighborhood. The demise of the community, says the family, was also Eli’s demise.

 

The exhibit is free and open to the public. For more details, call 617-416-0781 or go online to www.thewestendmuseum.org

 

Coloring for adults

 

“Color Your World,” coloring for adults, will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Fridays at the West End Branch Library, 151 Cambridge St.

 

Studies have shown the relaxing benefits of coloring for adults as well as children. Patrons are invited to drop in and enjoy a relaxing afternoon coloring. Coloring pages, pencils, crayons and markers will be provided.

 

For further details, call 617-523- 3957.

 

Picturing Douglass

 

The Museum of African American History is presenting a new public exhibition “Picturing Frederick Douglass” at the African Meeting House, 46 Joy St., now through February.

 

Douglass was the most photographed American of the 19th century, more frequently photographed than Abraham Lincoln.

 

Further information can be found by calling 617-725-0022, ext. 222 or online at www.maah.org.