Creecy Book Discussion – If Beale Street Could Talk

bealeFebruary’s Creecy Book Discussion – If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

February 9th (2 p.m.) & 10th (7 p.m.) in the Meeting Room

In this honest and stunning novel, James Baldwin has given America a moving story of love in the face of injustice. Told through the eyes of Tish, a nineteen-year-old girl, in love with Fonny, a young sculptor who is the father of her child, Baldwin’s story mixes the sweet and the sad. Tish and Fonny have pledged to get married, but Fonny is falsely accused of a terrible crime and imprisoned. Their families set out to clear his name, and as they face an uncertain future, the young lovers experience a kaleidoscope of emotions – affection, despair, and hope.

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The Black Presidency – with Michael Eric Dyson

black_presidencyDate: Saturday, February 6th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Meeting Room

BookBeat and the Southfield Public Library present Michael Eric Dyson in this special after hours program!

Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama’s identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race? What can we learn from Obama’s major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes?

President Obama’s own voice—from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for this book—along with those of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young and Maxine Waters, among others, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation’s first black presidency.

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