Saturday, February 6, 2021 on Zoom
2:30 – 3:30pm EST
The past year was unprecedented in many aspects. One of those aspects is the rebirth of a Civil Rights and Racial Justice movement the likes of which haven’t been seen since the 1960s. We believe it’s important to leverage this moment in society to help provide much needed learning and insight into the history and culture of Black Americans
Join the Village Lions for our Black History Month discussions on the Black Historical experience and how that relates to contemporary events.
At the beginning of week throughout February, we will share podcast assignments then hold a discussion about the podcasts over Zoom on the coming Saturday.
Our first podcast assignment is 1619 Project from The New York Times. Discussion to be hosted by Gene Aiken.
Sign up for the Zoom discussion here.
1619 Episode 1: The Fight For A True Democracy
America was founded on the ideal of democracy. Black people fought to make it one. “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. This episode includes scenes of graphic violence.
1619 Episode 2: The Economy That Slavery Built
The institution of slavery turned a poor, fledgling nation into a financial powerhouse, and the cotton plantation was America’s first big business. Behind the system, and built into it, was the whip. On today’s episode: Matthew Desmond, a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and the author of “Evicted,” and Jesmyn Ward, the author of “Sing, Unburied, Sing.” “1619” is a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones. You can find more information about it at nytimes.com/1619podcast. This episode includes scenes of graphic violence.
Registration for the Zoom discussion here: https://forms.gle/6uuo7kiKa5FEXyCQ9