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“Continuing Conversations on Race: ‘White Gold’: How the Sugar Industry Fueled Slavery”
December 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team are hosting “Continuing Conversations on Race” at the Library on Monday, December 16th from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm.
The New York Times began a series of articles and podcasts about the first Africans brought to Jamestown in 1619 and how that event has affected our history as a nation. “No aspect of the country that would be formed here has been untouched by the 250 years of slavery that followed .”
Our discussion of “The 1619 Project” continues with “The sugar that saturates the American diet has a barbaric history as the ‘white gold’ that fueled slavery.” You can find this article here.
Our conversation will center around our reactions to the article, how it matches the history as we were taught, and how it changes how we see our country now.
These ongoing conversations are a safe and welcoming place in which we explore our own privilege and biases, our questions, and where we continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories so that we can best make a difference. It is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement.