Book Discussion -- The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

May 12, 2021, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Southfield Public Library

Adult, Free, Library, Virtual

Book Discussion -- The Black Church by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
You are cordially invited to join us for a book discussion webinar via zoom on Wednesday May 12th @ 7:00pm From the earliest days of slavery, when enslaved people were allowed to worship at all, their meetinghouses were subject to surveillance and destruction. Church burnings and bombings by anti-Black racists have continued to the present day, a hallmark of the violent effort to suppress the African American struggle for equality. Gates takes us on a journey spanning more than five centuries, from the intersection of Christianity and the transatlantic slave trade to today's political landscape. We emerge with a new understanding of the importance of African American religion to the larger national narrative: as a center of resistance to slavery and white supremacy, as a magnet for political mobilization, as an incubator of musical and oratorical talent that would transform the culture, and as a crucible for working through the Black community's most critical personal and social issues. -- adapted from jacket. To participate in the book discussion, please Email Jesse Cleary adult librarian at jcleary@southfieldlibrary@org to get an invite to the meeting. If you have any question feel free to email.


May 12, 2021

7:00pm - 8:00pm

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