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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.