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In April 1961, Jean Byers Sampson wrote to the director of branches of the NAACP notifying him that she was involved with establishing a branch in Lewiston-Auburn. Because Jean had worked for the national branch of the NAACP in the late 1940s, she began her letter with a friendly “Remember me?” It is a short, intimate phrase that characterized how Jean worked throughout her life. “‘Remember Me?’ The Life and Legacy of Jean Byers Sampson,” the third annual event of the Sampson Center, is a tribute to how one person’s life changed Maine.


Table of Contents:

The Mosaic of Maine Life (Mark B. Lapping, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs 1994-2000, Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, 2007-08)

History of the Jean Byers Sampson Center (Susie R. Bock, Director, Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine and Head, USM Special Collections)

“Remember Me?” The Life and Legacy of Jean Byers Sampson(Margaret Ann Brown, owner of Storyworks in South Portland with Abraham J. Peck, scholar-in-residence for the Sampson Center for Diversity in Maine’s Judaica Collection)

Publication Date

2007

Publisher

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity at the University of Southern Maine

City

Portland, Maine

Keywords

Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity, University of Southern Maine, African American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Judaica, Jean Byers Sampson, Smith College, NAACP, Catalyst, Bowdoin College

Disciplines

African American Studies | American Studies | History | Jewish Studies | Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies