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 guests each Tuesday between January 7 and February 4 for a section-by section discussion of the books themes. Each discussion will occur at:
Melrose Branch Library
2502 Melrose Ave NW Suite D
Roanoke, VA 24017
Guest experts and local leaders will serve 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)
Guest: Points of Diversity’s Katie Zawacki on learnings from Changing the Narrative
January 14 – Section 2: Thomas Jefferson (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Sculptor and Author Lawrence Bechtel on Thomas Jefferson and Isaac Granger
January 21 – Section 3: William Lloyd Garrison (Add the FB Event to your calendar)
Guest: Virginia Tech’s Dennis Halpin on the legacy of the Civil War
January 28 – Section 4: W. E. B. Du Bois (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Virginia Humanities’ Justin Reid on Reconstruction and the Great Migration
February 4 – Section 5: Angela Davis (Add the Facebook Event to your calendar)
Guest: Vice-Mayor Joe Cobb on the civil rights movement and today
See you beginning January 7.