Book discussion of Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America
To mark the 400th year since Africans were brought against their will to the British Colonies, Hugh Taft-Morales will host a book discussion of Before the Mayflower: A History of Black America by Lerone Bennett Jr. at Charmingtons Coffee, 2601 N Howard St. about four blocks from BES’s new home at the Village Learning Place. Bennett traces black history from its origins in western Africa, through the transatlantic journey that ended in slavery, the Reconstruction period, the Jim Crow era, and the civil rights upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, culminating in an exploration of the complex realities of African-American life in the 1990s. (You are encouraged to find the most recent edition, though Hugh will be using the 6th edition published in 1993 if you want “to be on the same page”.) RSVP with Hugh.