The Black Authors Book Club

The Black Authors Book Club

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Led by St. John’s Law Professors Cheryl L. Wade and Sheldon A. Evans, The Black Authors Book Club will challenge preconceived notions and inspire newfound depth in understanding as we discuss books by African American authors that explore some of the most impactful issues of our time, including:

  • Racial justice 
  • Racial awareness 
  • Social change 

With unique insight into the racial caste system suffered in America and across the African Diaspora, and through their literary prowess, the authors express messages to the Black community and to those in power that seek to understand the Black experience and how to change it. 

The Black Authors Book Club meets online from 7 to 8 p.m.

2021-2022 Book Club Selections

Jay-Z: Made in America
Featuring a conversation with the author Michael Eric Dyson
Thursday, September 2, 2021 | 7 – 8 PM ET

The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Featuring a conversation with the author Isabel Wilkerson.
Thursday, October 7, 2021 | 7 – 8 PM ET 
Recording of this event is not allowed. For more information, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

A Pledge With Purpose: Black Sororities and Fraternities and the Fight For Equality
Featuring a conversation with co-author Gregory S. Parks.
Thursday, November 4, 2021 | 7 – 8 PM ET 

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Featuring a conversation with the author Ibram X. Kendi.
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 | 7 – 8 PM ET 
Recording of this event is not allowed. For more information about this speaker, please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

The City We Became
By N.K. Jemisin
Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 7 – 8 PM ET

Invisible Man
By Ralph Ellison
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 7 – 8 PM ET

For More Information

Please contact us at: [email protected]

Not enough time to finish the book? Join us anyway for a lively discussion!

Now let’s go read!