May 11: How the Word is Passed by Clint Smith

A deeply researched and transporting exploration of the legacy of slavery and its imprint on centuries of American history, How the Word Is Passed illustrates how some of our country’s most essential stories are hidden in plain view

December 8: The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

A renowned culinary historian offers a fresh perspective on our most divisive cultural issue, race, in this illuminating memoir of Southern cuisine and food culture that traces his ancestry—both black and white—through food, from Africa to America and slavery to freedom.

November 10: A Little Piece of Light by Donna Hylton

Random Family meets Orange Is the New Black in A Little Piece of Light, a memoir of survival, redemption, hope, and sisterhood from a bold new voice on the front lines of the criminal justice reform movement.

September 8: The Sum of Us by Heather McGhee

Heather McGhee’s specialty is the American economy–and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. From the financial crisis to rising student debt to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common root problem: racism. But not just in the most obvious indignities for people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It is the common denominator of our most vexing public problems, the core dysfunction of our democracy and constitutive of the spiritual and moral crises that grip us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out?

Author Event & Book signing-Dr. E. Faye Williams

Join us on Friday, June 25th from 6:00-8:00 pm for an in-person author book-signing and Q&A with Dr. E. Faye Williams on her book “Wake Up and Stay Woke, Running for Life” about activist Dick Gregory. This special event is not to be missed!  Dr. Williams is the National President and CEO of the National […]

May 12 Book Club: Crusade for Justice-The Autobiography of Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was one of the foremost crusaders against black oppression. This engaging memoir tells of her private life as a mother of a growing family as well as her public activities as a teacher, lecturer, and journalist in her fight against attitudes and laws oppressing blacks.