400 YEARS OR RACISM

How did we get here? And where are we going? Folio presents a series of book discussions exploring the history of racism in the United States through literature. The 400 Years of Racism series, led by Folio librarian Lillian Dabney, will feature a curated selection of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Discussions are hosted online and offered on the first Tuesday of every month. 

 

This program is supported, in part by a grant from 4Culture.

UPCOMING DISCUSSIONS

  • Tue, Feb 02
    Online event via Zoom
    Discussion: Begin Again By Eddie S. Glaude Jr.
    Folio continues a critical series of book discussions exploring the history of racism in the United States with Begin Again, a searing indictment of racial injustice in America - inspired by the life and work of James Baldwin.
  • Tue, Mar 02
    Online Event via Zoom
    Discussion: The Fire This Time by Jesmyn Ward
    In this bestselling, widely lauded collection, Jesmyn Ward gathers our most original thinkers and writers to speak on contemporary racism and race, including Carol Anderson, Jericho Brown, Edwidge Danticat, Kevin Young, Claudia Rankine, and Honoree Jeffers.
  • Tue, Apr 06
    Online event via Zoom
    Discussion: Passing By Nella Larsen
    Folio continues a critical series of book discussions exploring the history of racism in the United States with Passing, a novel by American author Nella Larsen, first published in 1929.
  • Tue, May 04
    Online event via Zoom
    Discussion: The Tradition By Jericho Brown
    Folio continues a critical series of book discussions exploring the history of racism in the United States with The Tradition By Jericho Brown
  • Tue, Jun 01
    Online event via Zoom
    Discussion: Just Us - An American Conversation by Claudia Rankine
    Folio continues a critical series of book discussions exploring the history of racism in the United States with Just Us a new book by Claudia Rankine

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