I don’t know about you, but I’m reading A Sin By Any Other Name this weekend. When the words of a descendant of Robert E. Lee and the daughter of Martin Luther King, Jr. show up in the same book, I’m in. I’ll report back next week.
In addition to this kind of reading, I’ve been researching some family history in search of any ancestors who might have enslaved people before the U.S. Civil War. Last night I found that my 4th Great Grandfather reported holding four enslaved people in the 1830 Federal Census: two males under the age of ten, one female under the age of ten, and one female between the ages of 24 and 35. I believe in repairing this sin and I am trying to figure out how. And so – for now – I educate myself.
Again, I’ll report back. May your weekend also bring fresh learning that will change your life for good.
Image of A Sin By Any Other Name by Robert W. Lee (2019)
Thanks for the reminder, Jan. I heard an interview with the author last year and didn’t put it on my list. Another good one is How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood, by John Grimsley
Thanks for the reminder, Jan. I heard the author interviewed last year and meant to write down the book. Another good one is How I Shed My Skin: Unlearning the Racist Lessons of a Southern Childhood, by Jim Grimsley.
Reading White Fragility. Next up So You Want to Talk about Race. Just finished I’m Still Here.