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UNC Library's 7 Millionth Book Celebration

When: Thu., March 20, 5:30 p.m. 2014

Celebration and lecture marks the acquisition of a book of Latin poetry published in 1573 by Juan Latino. Raised a slave, Latino mastered Latin and Greek, eventually earning his freedom and becoming a professor of Latin grammar in Granada, Spain. Scholars have described Latino as the first person of sub-Saharan African descent to publish a book of poems in a Western language.

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