December 29, 2020

Courageous Conversations: Part III – William Lloyd Garrison

Date(s) - 12/29/2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Courageous Conversations at BAPL continues with Ibram Kendi’s book “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas.” The intent is to digest, rethink, and formulate the insidiousness of a deep-rooted ideology, racism. How can we understand the present if we do not study past historical policies? Jefferson Davis, in 1860 stated on the floor of the U.S. Senate, “The Government was not founded for Negros nor by Negros, but by White men for White men.” How can we learn to become anti-racist if we do not understand the cause and its effect on the nation? Therefore, we will dissect the author’s book into a five-part series to understand the many complexities of racist ideas. Once we have deconstructed the psychological origins of racial issues that have plagued us for decades, our next step is to ask, “Where do we go from here?”

This month we will incorporate William Lloyd Garrison into the conversation.

Given what we’ve been taught about William Lloyd Garrison and his relationship with Frederick Douglass, he could seem antiracist–or he may not. Dig a bit deeper, and your views might classify him as an integrationist. In our modern-day society, we might consider him a liberal. In this session, we will debunk the myth of an integrationist. Is integration positive or negative for our social or cultural growth? Or is it better to keep our own personas and learn from each other?

Register by Monday, Dec. 28  & receive Zoom meeting information by email.

Note, this event will also stream live on Facebook.  (


Bookings are closed for this event.