Black History Month: Inheriting the Trade
Kankakee Community College - Conference Hall, D140: Enjoy refreshments and live music from local jazz group, Chapman’s Trio, then stick around for a presentation by author of Inheriting the Trade, Tom DeWolf. Inheriting the Trade is Tom DeWolf's powerful and disarmingly honest memoir of the journey in which ten family members retrace the steps of their ancestors and uncover the hidden history of New England and the other northern states. DeWolf tackles both the internal and external challenges of his journey—writing frankly about feelings of shame, white male privilege, the complicity of churches, America’s historic amnesia regarding slavery—and our nation’s desperate need for healing. An urgent call for meaningful and honest dialogue, Inheriting the Trade illuminates a path toward a more hopeful future, and provides a persuasive argument that the legacy of slavery isn’t merely a Southern issue but an enduring American one.
Thursday, 07 February, 2013
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM