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Reading For Racial and Social Justice Book Group

Second or Third Monday of each month via Zoom, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Since September 2020, the Reading for Racial and Social Justice Book Group has been exploring fiction and nonfiction related to racism and racial and social justice. New members are always welcome! Please contact Robin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.with any questions and to receive the Zoom link.

October 17, 

Stolen Justice: the Struggle for African American Voting Rights, by Lawrence Goldstone

 

Following the Civil War, the Reconstruction era raised a new question to those in power in the US: Should African Americans, so many of them former slaves, be granted the right to vote? In a bitter partisan fight over the legislature and Constitution, the answer eventually became yes, though only after two constitutional amendments, two Reconstruction Acts, two Civil Rights Acts, three Enforcement Acts, the impeachment of a president, and an army of occupation. Yet, even that was not enough to ensure that African American voices would be heard, or their lives protected. White supremacists loudly and intentionally prevented black Americans from voting -- and they were willing to kill to do so. In this vivid portrait of the systematic suppression of the African American vote, critically acclaimed author Lawrence Goldstone traces the injustices of the post-Reconstruction era through the eyes of incredible individuals, both heroic and barbaric, and examines the legal cases that made the Supreme Court a partner of white supremacists in the rise of Jim Crow. Though this is a story of America's past, Goldstone brilliantly draws direct links to today's creeping threats to suffrage in this important and, alas, timely book"-- Provided by publisher.

 

For more information or to receive a Zoom invitation, please email Robin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Newcomers always welcome!

Available as: Overdrive E-BookOverdrive Digital Audiobook HooplaDigital Audiobook. Hardcover copies will also be available at the Circulation Desk at least two weeks before the meeting.

Previous and upcoming titles:

Date Author Title Pages Genre
Sept 21, 2020 Oluo, Ijeoma So You Want to Talk About Race 255p. nonfiction
Oct 19, 2020 Kendi, Ibram X. How to Be an Antiracist 305 p. nonfiction
Nov 16, 2020 Jones, Tayari An American Marriage 308 p. fiction
Jan 11, 2021 Saad, Layla Me and White Supremacy 238 p nonfiction
Feb 8, 2021 Woodson, Jacqueline Red at the Bone 196 p. fiction
Feb 24, 2021 Fleming, Crystal M. How to Be Less Stupid About Race 230 p. nonfiction
March 8, 2021 Rothstein, Richard The Color of Law 345 p, nonfiction
April 12, 2021 Alexander, Michelle The New Jim Crow 377 p. nonfiction
May 10, 2021 Reid, Kiley Such a Fun Age 310 p. fiction
June 14, 2021 Hong, Cathy Park Minor feelings: an Asian American Reckoning 206 p. nonfiction
July 19, 2021 Yu, Charles Interior Chinatown 270 p. fiction
August 23, 2021 McGhee, Heather The Sum of Us 415 p. nonfiction
September 20, 2021 Menakem, Resmaa My Grandmother's Hands 309 p. nonfiction
October 18, 2021 Smith, Clint How the Word is Passed 336 p. nonfiction
November 15, 2021 Butler, Octavia Kindred 287 p. fiction
December 13, 2021 Flournoy, Angela The Turner House 341 p. fiction
January 10, 2022 Desmond, Matthew Evicted 418 p. nonfiction
February 23, 2022 Elliott, Andrea Invisible Child 602 p. nonfiction
March 14, 2022 Wilkinson, Lauren American Spy 292 p. fiction
April 11, 2022 Watson, Bruce Freedom Summer 369 p. nonfiction
May 16, 2022 Chung, Nicole All You Can Ever Know 225 p. nonfiction
June 13, 2022 Gordon-Reed, Annette On Juneteenth 148 p. nonfiction
July 11, 2022 McBride, Sarah Tomorrow Will Be Different 273 p. nonfiction
August 8, 2022 Pride, Christine and Piazza, Jo We Are Not Like Them 315 p. fiction
September 19, 2022 Lukas, J. Anthony Common Ground 674 p. nonfiction
October 17, 2022 Goldstone, Lawrence Stolen Justice: the Struggle for African-American Voting Rights 257 p.  nonfiction
November 21, 2022 Larsen, Nella Passing   122 p.  fiction
December 12, 2022 King, Thomas The Inconvenient Indian  287 p.  nonfiction

 

 

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