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Spring 2021 Schedule / Contemporary Issues / READING BLACK LIVES

Coordinators: Diane Crothers, Barbara Barnes, Judy Hampson,
Penelope Pi-Sunyer

By reading and discussing historical and contemporary accounts of Black lives, we hope to gain a better understanding of those lives and the current condition of every life in our country. We will explore Black lives through readings in individual biographies and political, social, and cultural movements.

This semester we will be reading

  • Complicity: How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery, by Anne Farrow, Joel Land, and Jenifer Frank;
  • Bryan G. Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative’s
    Reconstruction in America: Racial Violence after the Civil War, 1865-1876;
  • Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement, by John Lewis and Michael D’Orso;
  • A Promised Land, by Barack Obama;
  • When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir by Asha Bandele and Patrisse Cullors.

A WEEK / MONDAY / 2:00pm to 3:30pm

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