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February Race & Culture Book Club: David Walker’s Appeal
February 21 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ESTFree
“…Celebrate February like it’s my B-Day” – Kendrick Lamar
MahoganyBooks is excited to announce the formation of our Race & Culture book club with its inaugural meeting to take place on February 21, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, during a month long Grand Opening and Black History Month Celebration.
Our first book will be David Walker’s Appeal, the 1830 treatise that has been described as “for a brief and terrifying moment…, the most notorious document in America.” David Walker, born to a father who was enslaved and a free mother, was an entrprenuer, writer, abolitionist, and revolutionary. His Appeal would not only incite the enslaved to rebel against their enslavers in an attempt to regain their God given right to freedom, but also lay the groundwork for many of the ideas championed by Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr, and Malcolm X, among many others.
We encourage you to join us during Black History Month in reading David Walker’s Appeal, then come out to MahoganyBooks (located at 1231 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington DC 20020, inside of the Anacostia Arts Center) for an exciting discussion about this revolutionary figure muysteriously omitted from our school text books.
Books are both available at the MahoganyBooks store in Anacostia, Washington DC, as well as, online at mahoganybooks.com. Pick up your copy today and join us for the MahoganyBooks Race & Culture Book Club.
To reserve your seat, complete the registration form on Eventbrite. Seats are limited. Book club participants the day of the event will be entered into a drawing to win a bag-o-books from MahoganyBooks.