ABHM Book Club: Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Y Davis

We will be reading Blues Legacies and Black Feminism by Angela Y Davis and discussing it virtually on May 23rd at 6 PM via Zoom. The blues tradition through a feminist lens. Explore the careers of Black women singers Rainey, Smith, and Holiday. Their boldness challenged mainstream norms, shaping American social memory.

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ABHM Book Club presents The Water Dancer By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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ABHM will be reading The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates and discussing it virtually on March 21st. In this gripping tale by the acclaimed Coates, the protagonist Hiram Walker, born into slavery, discovers a mysterious power after a near-death experience. Determined to escape bondage and liberate his family, he navigates the covert battlegrounds of slavery, fueled by love and resilience, in a poignant story of defiance and courage.

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ABHM Book Club: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

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In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
2021 Hugo Award Winner for Best Graphic Story or Comic.

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ABHM Book Club: The Water Dancer By Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Water Dancer Key Art

In this gripping tale by the acclaimed Coates, the protagonist Hiram Walker, born into slavery, discovers a mysterious power after a near-death experience. Determined to escape bondage and liberate his family, he navigates the covert battlegrounds of slavery, fueled by love and resilience, in a poignant story of defiance and courage.

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Book Club Discussion Guides

America’s Black Holocaust Museum’s founder, Dr. James Cameron, was an avid reader and inspiring writer and educator. To this day, he is the only known survivor of a lynching to write and publish a memoir about such an experience. In his honor, we created this book club in November of 2020 to bring together a community of all backgrounds to learn about and discuss our collective past, modern manifestations of racism, and how we create racial repair, reconciliation, and healing for a better the future.

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