Location: Village Center Meeting Rooms
Join us on Dr Martin Luther King Jr Day to engage with your neighbors in crucial conversations about race and racism. This is the first in a series of community conversations focused on race, studying the book We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Discussions are held every other month, and each discussion will consider an essay or two from the book. The complete schedule can be found here.
This month, we will discuss Chapters 3 & 4.
Chapter 3 is an essay entitled, "Why Do So Few Blacks Study the Civil War?" a version of which was published in The Atlantic in February 2012. You can find it here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/02/why-do-so-few-blacks-study-the-civil-war/308831/
Chapter 4 is an essay entitled "The Legacy of Malcolm X," a version of which was published in The Atlantic in May 2011. You can find it here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2011/05/the-legacy-of-malcolm-x/308438/
Reading Race is a collaboration between Shorewood Public Library, the Shorewood School District and the YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin.