"Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise. I rise. I rise." ~Maya Angelou
The intention of this book club is to facilitate educational, financial, entrepreneurial, relationship and cultural events that enable us to take full advantage of the opportunities afforded to us that were denied to our ancestors.
The first three events will be:
Tour: Alonzo Herndon Museum – Born a slave, Herndon went on to become one of the first Black millionaires in the U.S. and Atlanta’s richest black citizen
Book Club: Men Don’t Like Women Like You by black male author G.L. Lambert
Book Club: The Religious Instruction of the Negroes in the United States by Charles Colcock Jones. Published in 1842, this book sought to inform slave owners how to teach Christianity to their slaves. The “old time religion” may have worked for your grandma and great grandma, but is it working for you.