Wed, 09 June|
Better Read Than Dead - upstairs
Reading The Past Book Club
Reading The Past offers readers a chance to delve into history. This month's book is "The Warmth of Other Suns" by Isabel Wilkerson, charting the decades-long migration of almost six million Black Americans out of the South.
Time & Location
09 June 2021, 7:00 pm
Better Read Than Dead - upstairs, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Reading the Past offers readers a chance to delve into history. Each month, we’ll read a different work of history, and discuss how the author brought the past to life. We’ll talk narratives, archives and analysis—and assess James Baldwin’s assertion that “history is literally present in all that we do.” This book club is hosted by historian Dr Hollie Pich and Better Read's Gianluca Dragone, on the 2nd Wednesday of every month.
Dr Hollie Pich is a historian of race, gender, and the law in the twentieth-century American South. She is currently working on her first book, Black Memphis: Everyday Citizenship in a Jim Crow City.