Erasure and the Fiction of America
What Zora Neale Hurston, Oscar-nominated American Fiction, and the sacrifice of Black women tell us about America on the cusp of Black History and Women’s History months
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The ABCs of Book Banning
The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews 101-year-old book activist Grace Linn and George M. Johnson, author of All Boys Aren't Blue
Books: “Black History in the Philadelphia Landscape: Deep Roots, Continuing Legacy”
A veteran Philadelphia social studies teacher wrote a new book about Black Philadelphia history. Here, an excerpt from a chapter featuring Washington, aka Congo, Square
Arts, Culture and Brotherly Love
Gregory Walker’s Harlem Renaissance-style salons for The Brother’s Network invite Black men to celebrate their art, knowledge and greatness. Join them Friday for a book talk about race in America
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on North Dakota’s Anti-Library Crusade
The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Taylor Brorby, author of Boys and Oil, who found safe haven in books and libraries growing up. Unfortunately today's kids may not have that luxury.
King’s Chester Years
In an excerpt from the bestselling King: A Life, the iconic moral leader attends Chester’s Crozer Theological Seminary, takes part in his first civil rights confrontation (in a Maple Shade, New Jersey bar!) and loses his heart … to a White woman
LISTEN: Who is Richard Vague?
The banker, policy advisor, author and all-around renaissance man on how he got to where he is — and why he’s obsessed with personal debt
Listen: Ali Velshi Banned Book Club on The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The MSNBC host and Citizen board member interviews Stephen Chobsky, whose classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower has literally stopped suicides