Let's Talk About It: The African American Experience

6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Headquarters Library
Pate Room

Event Details

Enjoy a discussion on race, identity and American culture through the lens of African-American literature. The books of this discussion series recount the African American struggle for freedom and enfranchisement. In distinct ways, these authors explore the role of African Americans in the creation of an American culture even as they tell of the inhumanity of slavery, the trials of emancipation, unjust Jim Crow laws, senseless segregation and violence in response to the civil rights movement. October 3 - "Family" by J. California Cooper October 17 - "Go Tell It on the Mountain" by James Baldwin October 31 - "Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison November 14 - "The Color Purple" by Alice Walker November 28 - "Your Blues Ain't Like Mine" by Bebe Moore Campbell This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. “Let’s Talk About It” is a joint project of the North Carolina Humanities Council and the North Carolina Center for the Book, a program of the State Library of North Carolina/Department of Cultural Resources and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.
Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adult
Presenter: Anessa Olson

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