Posts tagged #Book Club

A Faith in the Ultimate Justice of Things

by Doni Crawford

Written forty years after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, The Souls of Black Folk examines the journey and conditions of Black America through the eyes of W.E.B. Du Bois. Du Bois is exhaustive, taking an interdisciplinary approach to study these conditions over time in a series of essays that detail how black progress was miniscule at best. Along the way, concepts that Du Bois became known for – double consciousness, the Veil and The Talented Tenth – are introduced and Booker T. Washington’s ideology on the civil rights and industrial education of Black America is critiqued. 

March - The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Hey Black Bottom Book Clubbers! This month we're reading one of our personal favorites, The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Starting next week, we will be posting short essays discussing the topics and themes covered in the book. Our monthly discussion will be held March 31st at 7:30 pm on twitter -- moderated by @Phil_Cosby_ @sarah_smileee and @_blackbottom, using the hashtag #BlackBottomBooks. We're excited to read this classic novel with you all and look forward to your commentary! 

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Black Bottom Book Club

Black Bottom Book Club is an e-book club, started by Black Bottom, LLC. Our book club focuses on Black literature and celebrates the work of Black authors. We created this book club to serve as an educational tool for ourselves and our community; cultivating our knowledge of Black history and Blackness in America, and instilling an increased feeling of Black pride and Black power amongst our brothers and sisters. It is our hope that the dialogue and discussions that stem from our book club’s e-meetings and posts will increase our collective knowledge and unify our community around strong messages and representations of Blackness.

We will have monthly e-meetings on twitter, moderated on our twitter page @_blackbottom, by Philip Lewis (@Phil_Cosby_) and Sarah Johnson (@sarah_smileee). In addition, we will post discussion questions and short opinion pieces each month, that tackle topics and themes touched on in the books we read, in order to prompt further discussion and thought provocation.

Thank you for joining Black Bottom Book Club. Knowledge is power and we’re excited to expand our knowledge with you!

With Love,

Black Bottom

Posted on January 30, 2015 .