History as taught in school, and especially Black History, is either missing a lot of key facts, or distorts them. Our Society Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will introduce a few of the topics that are still commonly misunderstood or ignored, including why Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, why Anthony Burns matters to American history, and the persistent myth of black Confederate soldiers.
Program followed by snacks and coffee/tea — please feel free to bring something to share!
February theme: Persistence. What does it mean to be a person of persistence? What does it mean to be a community of persistence?