January 10 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks: Marcus P. Nevius and City of Refuge
Marcus P. Nevius discusses his book City of Refuge: Slavery and Petit Marronage in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1763–1856, the story of an informal economy among enslaved people and the construction of internal improvements in the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia and North Carolina. Register here.
January 13 8:00 – 9:30 p.m. “If Hindsight is 2020, Why Are We Still Not Saved? The Truths That Must be Told to Navigate the Path Ahead”
The African American Policy Forum presents Part 21 of its Under the Blacklight conversation series. “What are the implications of both the win in Georgia yielding Democrat Majority in the Senate and the domestic terrorism that reigned in DC? How will it impact the racial disparities that have defined the pandemic thus far—in infection rates and death toll—as we enter a new phase in the pandemic, one of mass vaccination?” Click here to register for this free panel discussion.
January 14 7:15 – 9:00 p.m. Princeton Public Library’s Black Voices Book Group
January’s book is The Mournable Body by Tsitsi Dangarembga. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month at 7:15pm on Google Meet.
January 15 7:00 p.m. “The Talk” from Between the World and Me
Princeton High School Leaders of Change of Color (LOCC)Dinner and a Movie Series: Soul Food for Your Mind. Topic Discussion: “The Talk” based on scenes from Ta’Nehisi Coates’ Between the World & Me. Guest Chef: Mrs. Fern Spruill. Register for Zoom links for cooking demonstration and discussion at https://tinyurl.com/y3wfh8h8. Watch the movie scenes for free at https://www.hbo.com/watch-free-episodes.
January 17 – 23 The Long Shadow
The Long Shadow is a PBS documentary about Director Frances Causey’s personal living experience of white privilege in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the US. She exposes her own family’s enslaver history and looks at how slavery continues to have an impact today. Click this link to view the film for free anytime between January 17-23. Regardless of whether you watch the full film, or a new 15-minute version, you may register to participate in the Q&A session with the Director Frances Causey on January 20 at 7:30 p.m. by clicking this link and filling out the information. Content Warning: The film contains brief shots of violent, degrading images and references to human suffering.