Please join us for an evening with nationally acclaimed author, scholar and civil rights advocate Carol Anderson.
Since 1865 and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment, every time African Americans have made advances toward full participation in our democracy, white reaction has fueled a deliberate relentless rollback of any gains. Carefully linking historical flashpoints - from post-Civil War Black Codes to expressions of white rage after the election of America's first black president - Professor Anderson renders visible the long lineage of white rage and the different names under which it hides.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and author of White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, a New York Times Bestseller, Washington Post Notable Book of 2016, and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944-1955; Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941-1960, and One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy, which was long-listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the PEN/Galbraith Award in non-fiction. Her upcoming book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, will be published in June 2021.
This event is made possible by funding from the CARES Act Mental Health & Community Psyche Grant.
"White rage doesn’t have to wear sheets, burn crosses, or take to the streets. Working the halls of power, it can achieve its ends far more effectively, far more destructively.”