Author Event | Rochelle Riley: The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

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Event Details

Date(s) - 02/27/2020
Cost: Free


Downtown Branch of AADL
Region: Downtown
343 South Fifth Avenue, Ann Arbor

Event Description

In a presentation entitled “Slavery didn’t end: Facing the truth in the age of MAGA,” Rochelle Riley, author and former award winning columnist at the Detroit Free Press will discuss her book The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery and how slavery “just changed addresses, moving from plantations into boardrooms, courtrooms, classrooms, newsrooms, hospitals, neighborhoods and cultural institutions.”

Rochelle Riley is an author, essayist, blogger and child advocate who spent nearly a quarter century as a columnist until she left in 2019 to focus on the arts. Now Director of Arts and Culture for the City of Detroit, she is a member of the Michigan and North Carolina journalism Halls of Fame and the International Women’s Forum. In addition to this critically acclaimed book, she is the author of the upcoming That They LivedTwenty African Americans Who Changed The World.

This event includes a signing with books for sale.

This is part of the Library’s Black History Month Celebrations

Held in Multi Purpose Room. For teens & adults

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