Addressing Slavery, Lynching, and Legacies

On December 3, 2016 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon there will be a panel discussion on how three authors (Bernice Bennett, Karen Branan, and Susan Tichy) have addressed slavery, lynching, and their legacies in their respective books at Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church, 7400 Temple Hill Rd., Camp Springs, MD 20748 followed by a discussion using the circle process facilitated by Coming to the Table members.

our-ancestors-our-storiesbernice_bennettBernice Bennett, author of “Finding My South Carolina Kin” in Our Ancestors, Our Stories (see book information) unravels the mystery of her South Carolina heritage, which resulted in a union with relatives she never knew, as well as the slaveholder’s descendant of her 3rd great-grandfather and mother (click to see a news story of Bennett connecting to the slave owner’s descendant).

family_treeKaren Branan, author of The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for the Truth, which is the tragic story of the lynching of four African Americans—a woman, a preacher, and a relative of the author—by a mob made up of the author’s family, some of whom were law officers. For more information, see Karen Branan’s site.

White woman's faceSusan Tichy, author of Trafficke, a meditation in prose and verse on her family’s Scottish and American history, including 200 years of slave-owning in Maryland. For more information, see Susan Tichy’s site.

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