Saturday, April 07, 2012

Oconee Democrats April book: "Black Like Me"

Please consider participating in the Oconee Democrats book group - this month is "Black Like Me" which just turned 50.

Sincerely, 
Dan Matthews




To: oconee@yahoogroups.com
From:
Date: Sat, 7 Apr 2012 14:41:28 -0400
Subject: [oconee] April book: "Black Like Me"

 
Hi!

Hope you're out enjoying this lovely day -- if you're lucky, without
neighbors' raucous power tools drowning out the peace and quiet.

I'm writing to suggest that you join us! The community book group
sponsored by the Oconee Democrats will discuss the classic "Black Like
Me" by John Howard Griffin on April 25th.

The book should be especially interesting to talk about in light of the
recent, tragic death of Trayvon Martin.

The group meets the last Wednesday of every month at Piccolo's, a
pleasant restaurant in the Bell's shopping center in Watkinsville. The
discussion gets underway at 7, with some of us arriving at 6:30 to order
dinner or a drink.

People do not have to be from Oconee County -- or even be Democrats --
to attend.

Read on!

Pat Priest
Member,
Oconee Democrats

P.S. Here's an interesting article that describes, among other details,
how Griffin and his family suffered after he published his first-hand
account of the venomous reality of racism in the south.
www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Black-Like-Me-50-Years-Later.html?c=y&page=3


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