February 23, 2021

Courageous Conversations: Part V – Angela Davis

Date(s) - 02/23/2021
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.” Angela Davis’s psychological and activist mentality grew out of the roots of the Civil Rights Movement. We saw it with her striking afro and in the cadence of her rhetoric. Her birthplace, Birmingham, Alabama, was coined “Dynamite Hill,” the hometown of the bombing where four little girls were murdered while attending Sunday School in a church. The individuals she admired, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, and Herbert Marcuse also gave birth to her persona. In this fifth and final conversation in our series, we will discuss how the places we are born into and the people we encounter shape who we become as human beings. Therefore, what we do with learned and acquired knowledge? Do we sit on the sidelines because it doesn’t affect us, or do we get involved and become good ancestors for our descendants?

Our book series is not your ordinary book discussions. They are conversations that go beyond the written discourse in “Stamped from the Beginning.” We aim to disturb and stimulate the mind while looking for solutions to the racial dilemma.

Register by Monday, Feb. 22  & receive Zoom meeting information by email.

Note, this event will also stream live on Facebook.  (https://www.facebook.com/paBAPL)


Bookings are closed for this event.