Vermont Humanities Book Discussion: Legacy of Racism

31 Aug

This series features recent Pulitzer-Prize winning works that consider the American legacy of racism through four genres. Created as a part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, a special grant funded by the Mellon Foundation and administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils, which seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. 

Facilitated by Suzanne Brown, retired Visiting Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College. She has led Vermont Humanities Council and New Hampshire Humanities Council book discussions for over 30 years.

Books to be included:

  • September 11: Colson Whitehead, “The Underground Railroad
  • October 2: Natasha Tretheway, “Native Guard
  • October 23: Bruce Norris, “Clybourne Park
  • November 13: Gilbert King, “Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

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