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Book Club Plans Virtual Discussion for September 15

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The Historical Society’s next virtual Book Club discussion will examine the important role that African American women played in the suffrage and civil rights movements and beyond.

We hope you’ll join us for a Zoom discussion on Tuesday September 15 at 7 pm. Since our multiple-book discussion worked so well in July, we’re planning another for September. We invite you to read any of the following:

Option 1: Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America, by Martha S. Jones (2018)

Option 2: The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, by Jeanne Theoharis (2013)

Option 3: Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America, by Faye E. Dudden (2011)

Option 4: To Tell the Truth Freely: The Life of Ida B. Wells, by Mia Bay (2010)

Option 5: All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900, by Martha S. Jones (2007) *Available on Hoopla as an ebook

Option 6: This Little Light of Mine: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights and Struggle), by Kay Mills (2007)

As always, all are welcome to join us for the discussion, even if you haven’t finished one of the suggested books.

The Book Club discussion will be held as a Zoom.us video chat. If you’re interested in joining us, please RSVP to info@haddonfieldhistory.org and we’ll send you the Zoom link (and some basic instructions) the day of the chat.

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