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Oct
27
Wednesday
Oct
27
Wed
Entertainment :: Book Reading also Other :: Special Events
Book Discussion: Stamped from the Beginning (MS/HS Session)
6:30 PM
Lyons Regional Library
Description:
Stamped from the Beginning is the National Book Award winning history of how racist ideas were created, spread, and deeply rooted in American society.

In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti-black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. He uses the life stories of five major American intellectuals to drive this history: Puritan minister Cotton Mather, Thomas Jefferson, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, W.E.B. Du Bois, and legendary activist Angela Davis.

As Kendi shows, racist ideas did not arise from ignorance or hatred. They were created to justify and rationalize deeply entrenched discriminatory policies and the nation's racial inequities.

In shedding light on this history, Stamped from the Beginning offers us the tools we need to expose racist thinking. In the process, he gives us reason to hope.
More Info
Age Group: Middle School Ages
Tags: # LYONS
Venue: Lyons Regional Library
Address: 451 4th Avenue Lyons, CO 80540
Phone: 0000000000

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