24apr4:00 pm6:00 pmLest We Forget Slavery Museum: "Peculiar Relationships" Book Reading
Join Gwen Ragsdale (Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery) reading from her novel,
A series of first-person narratives describe how shared gender, close-proximity and positions of power (or lack thereof) led these particular females to form strong bonds and/or experience terrifying encounters. This thought-provoking book reveals how black and white females deal with their respective insecurities, sexuality, self-esteem as well as a shared feeling of powerlessness in a male dominated society. It further exposes how black empowerment and white privilege affect and shape their behaviors today.
(Monday) 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
5501 Germantown Avenue
The Lest We Forget Museum of Slavery provides a unique historical perspective into the reality of slavery for Africans brought to America. It is the only museum of its kind in Philadelphia that exhibits authentic slavery artifacts which include hundreds of shackles, chains, coffles, branding irons and other forms of punishing ironware. 5501 Germantown Avenue (Church Lane entrance)