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Rochelle Riley at the Indianapolis Public Library

The Center for Black Literature & Culture is proud to host acclaimed newspaper columnist Rochelle Riley at the Central Indianapolis Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2018.

The event will include a presentation of excerpts from Riley’s new book, The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery. Riley and her guests, A’Lelia Bundles, great-great-granddaughter of Madam C. J. Walker, and Tamara Winfrey-Harris, author of The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America, will have a conversation about “The Burden” and how slavery’s aftermath continues to diminish the lives of black Americans today, followed by a book signing. 

For information, contact Nichelle Hayes at nhayes@indypl.org or 317-275-4117.

Friday, February 23, 2018
6:30 PM
Indianapolis Public Library
40 E St Clair St
Indianapolis IN

The Burden

African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery

Edited by Rochelle Riley
Foreword by Nikole Hannah-Jones

Examines the continued emotional, economic, and cultural enslavement of African Americans in the twenty-first century.

Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345146
Published: February 2018
ISBN: 9780814345153