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The Burden: It’s Time to Put it Down

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Author and journalist Rochelle Riley will lead an overdue conversation about race as she discusses her book, The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery. The Burden is a plea to America to understand what life post-slavery remains like for many African Americans, who are descended from people whose unpaid labor built this land, but have had to spend the last century and a half carrying the dual burden of fighting racial injustice and rising above the lowered expectations and hateful bigotry that attempt to keep them shackled to that past. A book signing will follow the presentation.

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Date:
December 13
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Main Library
111 Library St NE
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
Phone:
616-988-5400
Website:
www.grpl.org

Organizer

Grand Rapids Public Library
Phone:
616-988-5400
Email:
web@grpl.org
Website:
www.grpl.org