Grace-Westminster Book Club

Event details

  • Monday | October 2, 2023
  • 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 412-835-6630

Join the Grace-Westminster Book Club as we begin reading The Making of African America: The Four Great Migrations by Ira Berlin. In this masterful account, Ira Berlin, one of the nation's most distinguished historians, offers a revolutionary view of African American history. In The Making of African America, Berlin challenges the traditional presentation of a linear, progressive history from slavery to freedom. Instead, he puts forth the idea that four great migrations, between the seventeenth and twenty-first centuries, lie at the heart of black American culture and its development. With an engrossing, accessible narrative, Berlin traces the transit from Africa to America, Virginia to Alabama, Biloxi to Chicago, Lagos to the Bronx, and in the process finds the essence of black American life.

Concurrently we will continue reading from Howard Thurman's Meditations of the Heart, a beautiful collection of meditations and prayers by one of our greatest spiritual leaders.

Join us by Zoom Mondays at 7:00 PM. Email Bobbie Hartman for Zoom connection.