EventsCarter G. Woodson Reading Circle: The Color of Law with Dan Duster

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Carter G. Woodson Reading Circle: The Color of Law with Dan Duster

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Description

Join the Carter G. Woodson Reading Circle as special guest Dan Duster discusses The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein. 

Dan Duster is a motivational speaker and success coach. Audiences are also inspired by the story of his great-grandmother Ida B. Wells. Duster talks about her struggles and triumphs in the late 1800s to motivate people to overcome obstacles and stand up against injustices that we see today. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Duster has always been a leader.

Author Richard Rothstein describes in The Color of Law how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods.

Copies of the book are available at the Woodson Regional Library Adult Reference Desk.

How to Attend

This event takes place on Zoom. Register by 5 p.m. Monday, September 28. You’ll receive an email with a link to the secure Zoom meeting about 24 hours before the meeting. By registering for this event, you agree to abide by the Library Use Guidelines.

Accessibility

Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event.

Suitable for:
Adults
Type:
Book Clubs
Language:
English

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