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Take Action: Racial Justice Book Discussion
August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin – A national best seller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement–and still lights the way to understanding race in America today; at once a powerful evocation ofJames Baldwin’s early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice
A Different Drummer by William Melvin Kelley – One hot afternoon in the backwaters of the Deep South, a young black farmer namedTucker Caliban salts his fields, shoots his horse, burns his house, and heads north with his wife and child. His departure sets off an exodus of the state’s entire black population, throwing the established order into brilliant disarray. Told from the points of view of the white residents who remained, A Different Drummer stands, decades after its first publication in 1962, as an extraordinary and prescient triumph of satire and spirit.