Did you attend the Indecent Histories event in late August with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi and Justin Phillip Reed? Are you currently reading Stamped from the Beginning? Do you want to go deeper in conversation on the history of racist ideas with neighbors? How’d we get where we are? Where can we go next?
Join staff of the Roanoke Public Libraries and guest Brenda Hale, president of the Roanoke Branch of the NAACP for a starter conversation on the book. Mark your calendar with the Facebook event here.
October 22, 6:30 PM
Melrose Branch Library
2502 Melrose Ave NW Suite D
Roanoke, VA 24017
Then, beginning in January, we’ll go section-by-section through the book with guest experts and local leaders as our own guides, accompanying the historic guides Dr. Kendi uses to illustrate the events that shaped and changed our nation.
January 7 – Section 1: Cotton Mather (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
January 14 – Section 2: Thomas Jefferson (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
January 21 – Section 3: William Lloyd Garrison (Add the FB Event to your calendar)
January 28 – Section 4: W. E. B. Du Bois (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
February 4 – Section 5: Angela Davis (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)