Black Men Read Book Group: Intersection of Sports, Race, Economics

Posted by Samuel Reed III on July 30, 2018

“Black Men Read”: Intersection of Sports,Race, Economics

The founders and organizers Boys Write Now and Girls On Fire (Peggy Savage) are proud to launch a “Black Men Read” Book Group.

This book group targets black men for the purpose of highlighting and modeling the love of reading by black men.

The group expects to attract 15 participants, but will limit the group to 25 attendees. We plan to attract teen and diverse a range of readers to ensure intergenerational discourse and lively conversations.

This “Black Men Read” Book Group will meet up twice, once in Mid August and Mid September. Depending on the interest and demand other meet-ups may be planned.

This month’s book: Forty Million Dollar Slaves
Forty Million Dollar Slaves, The Rise and Redemption of the Black Athlete, by William Rhoden is Provocative and controversial, Rhoden’s weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings to the history-making accomplishments… . Rhoden reveals that black athletes’ “evolution” has merely been a journey from literal plantations–where sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings–to today’s figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. (mediaondemand)

Monday, August 13th, 5-7pm

5325 Overbrook Avenue
Philadelphia, PA
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Save the September 17, 2018 for the second”Black Men Read” Book Club meet up.

These events are open to the general public. Preregistration is encouraged.

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