Literature Programs: African American History and Culture Month

Books Sandwiched In Series: Virtual Author Talks at Noon
Adolph L. Reed, Jr.
Hosted by New Haven Free Public Library

Thursday, February 18
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Zoom

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Join professor and author Adolph Reed for a virtual lunch hour discussion of his books, current events, and politics. Reed is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at UPenn. He is the author of more than a half dozen books including Renewing Black Intellectual History: The Ideological and Material Foundations of African American Thought (with Kenneth W. Warren) and Class Notes: Posing As Politics and Other Thoughts on the American Scene, and is the editor of Without Justice For All: The New Liberalism And Our Retreat From Racial Equality. Reed has also published countless essays on the topics of race, class, politics, and more.


Giants of Racial Justice
Hosted by the Library of Congress

Thursday, February 18
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Facebook and YouTube

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In an event celebrating African American History Month, Peniel E. Joseph (The Sword and the Shield) and Tamara Payne (The Dead Are Arising) will discuss their books on Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. with NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans.

This is part of National Book Festival Presents, a year-round series that features high-caliber authors, their books and corresponding Library of Congress treasures.


Book Discussion w: Elaine Braithwaite (City Librarian) – Dust Tracks on a Road by Zora Neale Hurston
Hosted by Bridgeport Public Library

Thursday, February 25
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Zoom

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This discussion is free and open to the public.


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