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LWV Book Club via ZOOM
The 1619 Project
by Kathleen Belew
Our November book club selection is The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story, edited by Nicole Hannah-Jones. The editor has brought together 18 essays by various writers and 36 creative works (poetry and fictional pieces) which together illustrate how the inheritance of 1619, the year that the first slaves arrived on our coast, reaches into nearly every aspect of contemporary American society. The compendium, which reframes our understanding of American history by placing slavery and its continuing legacy at the center of our national narrative, is 480 pages in length, and was published in 2021.
The date for our November zoom discussion is Wednesday, November 16 at 1 pm. Whether you are a LWV member or not, please register through our book club page under the Get Involved tab on the Homepage on or before November 15. From the Homepage, you can also scroll down and click on the 'Bookclub" tab. If you have trouble registering, please email Marilyn Brown directly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We are not planning to meet in December; however, please take a look at How the Post Office Created America, by Winifred Gallagher. Founded before the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Postal Service has played an outsized role in the country’s political, social, economic, and physical development, and is now struggling to redefine itself. The story was published in 2016 and is 287 pages in length.
Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM