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Thu, Mar 04


FORCE Reading & Discussion via Zoom

Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir

Start the month off right by participating in FORCE's Reading and Discussion Forums. This month, we've chosen the book: Tracing Their Steps: A Memoir. We'll discuss and examine the presented lived experiences of Blacks trying to unravel family history mysteries.

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Tracing Their Steps:  A Memoir
Tracing Their Steps:  A Memoir

Time & Location

Mar 04, 2021, 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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