Thu, Jan 07 | FORCE Reading & Discussion via Zoom

My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk About Slavery

Start the year off right by participating in FORCE's Reading and Discussion Forums. We've chosen four books to discuss and examine the presented lived experiences of Blacks.
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My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk About Slavery

Time & Location

Jan 07, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
FORCE Reading & Discussion via Zoom

About the Event

When we talk about what we read with others in our community, something special happens.  We've chosen four books from which to examine stories and excerpts of lived experiences of Blacks in the US.  These experiences range from first person narratives of formerly enslaved people; stories of methods employed to search for family members after emancipation; a memoir detailing one woman's search to unravel family history mysteries; and a pictorial representation of Black lives in Syracuse, NY.  Each of these books have the potential to lead to powerful discussions.

  • January 7, 2021     My Folks Don't Want Me to Talk About Slavery (Belinda Hurmence) 
  • February 4, 2021   Help me to Find My People (Heather Andrea Williams) 
  • March 4, 2021       Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir (Bernice Alexander Bennett) 
  • April 1, 2021          Syracuse African Americans (Barbara Sheklin Davis) 

Sign up early.  There are a limited number of books  available to loan.  

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