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Between You and Me Book Group @ The Library
January 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The partnership of the Racine Public Library and Coming Together Racine is sponsoring a book discussion group whose purpose is to strengthen cultural understanding; to read books about racism and race relations together and discuss our views. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm at the Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh Street, Racine, Wisconsin. The first meeting of 2018 will be on Thursday, January 11, 2018, and the group will be discussing The Souls of Black Folks, by W.E.B. DuBois.
W. E. B. Du Bois’ The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is a seminal work in African American literature and an American classic. In this work Du Bois proposes that “the problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line.” His concepts of life behind the veil of race and the resulting “double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others,” have become touchstones for thinking about race in America. In addition to these enduring concepts, Souls offers an assessment of the progress of the race, the obstacles to that progress, and the possibilities for future progress as the nation entered the twentieth century. Several copies are still available for checkout, at the adult services desk on the second floor.
For more information, please call Jessica MacPhail, Library Director, at 262-636-9252, or email Jessica.email@example.com