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Thursday, August 10 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Back in the Day: Helping Children Understand Segregation Through Books

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Evelyn Coleman, White Socks Only, Calvin Ramsey, Ruth and the Green Book, Carole Weatherford, Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins.

Young children of today have not been exposed to institutional segregation and white supremacy prevalent decades ago. Segregated lunch counters, water fountains, and restrooms are no longer a part of the American landscape. Discrimination of any kind is now illegal. Black Americans worked long and hard to right these wrongs. However, prejudice and bigotry still flourish in America. Books can provide not only a chance to educate children about the past, but offer an opportunity to equip them with tools for sorting through complicated or confusing issues. Join these award winning authors and they share this issue from a child’s perspective.

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Evelyn Coleman

Evelyn Coleman is the award-winning author of a dozen books for young readers as well as numerous short stories, essays and a novel for adults published over a long writing career. A resident of Atlanta, she is the author most recently of "Freedom Train," a 2008 book for young readers.Her... Read More →
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Calvin Alexander Ramsey

Children's Author & Playwright
The playwright and author Calvin Alexander Ramsey, was raised in the South and now a current dual resident of Atlanta, Georgia and New York City. He is the author of “Ruth and the Green Book,” a children’s book published in 2010, and the play “The Green Book,” first produced... Read More →
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Carole Boston Weatherford

Children's Author
Carole Boston Weatherford is the acclaimed author of more than forty books, including Voice of Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor and a Sibert Honor; Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom, winner of a Caldecott Honor, the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration... Read More →

Thursday August 10, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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