As the African American population gravitated towards the industrial North and away from Jim Crow, a series of complex problems presented themselves that would put these millions of citizens at odds with the president and ultimately fuel tremendous social change. As Woodrow Wilson struggled and contorted his way around the looming crisis in Europe, a hitherto unheard portion of the nation made its collective voice known.
This program is presented as part of the library’s One Book, Everyone Reads community reading program. Learn more about the series and this year’s selected book, Three Girls from Bronzeville by Dawn Turner, here.
Make sure to join us for our signature author event, a conversation between Dawn Turner and Alex Kotlowitz, on Wednesday, May 11, at 7pm. Register here.
One Book, Everyone Reads is funded by the Friends of the Wilmette Public Library.