Blair Imani for MAKING OUR WAY HOME
Join us for an evening with author Blair Imani for her new release Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and the Black American Dream.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Over the course of six decades, an unprecedented wave of Black Americans leftthe South and spread across the nation in search of a better life--a migration thatsparked stunning demographic and cultural changes in twentieth-centuryAmerica. Through gripping and accessible historical narrative paired with 40illustrations, Making our Way Home explores issues like segregation anddiscrimination alongside the flourishing of arts and culture, activism and civilrights.
Imani shows how these influences shaped America's workforce and wealthdistribution by featuring the stories of notable people and events, relevant data,and family histories. The experiences of prominent figures such as James Baldwin,Fannie Lou Hamer, El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X), Ella Baker, and others arewoven into the larger historical and cultural narratives of the Great Migration tocreate a truly singular record of this powerful journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Blair Imani is a critically-acclaimed historian, outspoken advocate and activist,and dynamic public speaker. The author of two historical books: ModernHERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History (2018)and Making Our Way Home: The Great Migration and The Black AmericanDream (2020), she centers women and girls, global Black communities, and theLGBTQ community. Blair has appeared on Fox News and MSNBC, presented atcolleges and universities, spoken at conferences around the world, and deliveredpowerful talks for organizations and brands including TEDx and GLAAD.
NOTE: THE BOOKSTORE WILL BE OPEN LATE ON THIS EVENING FOR THE EVENT!
THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT RSVP BELOW!