November Anti-Racism Book Discussion
November 03, 2020 | By Baltimore County Public Library
The November book selection for Baltimore County Public Library and Maryland Lynching Memorial Project's (MLMP) Anti-Racism Book Discussion is "The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide" by Lawrence Lanahan. Taking readers from church sermons to community meetings, to public hearings to protests to the Supreme Court, to the death of Freddie Gray—Lanahan deftly exposes the intricacy of Baltimore's hypersegregation through the stories of ordinary people living it, shaping it and fighting it—day in and day out. To learn more, listen to Lawrence Lanahan discuss his book in WYPR’s Sheilah Kast's interview.
Upcoming Virtual Discussions
Join us via Zoom on the third Tuesday of every month to discuss books with themes on racial justice.
- November 17 at 7 p.m.
"The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore’s Racial Divide" by Lawrence Lanahan
- December 15 at 7 p.m.
"Americanah" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Registration for this event is not yet available.
Explore Similar Titles
- "The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America" by Richard Rothstein
- "Not in My Neighborhood" by Antera Pietila
- "Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership" by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Learn More About Redlining
Learn more about redlining—the act of refusing a loan or insurance to someone because they live in an area deemed to be a poor financial risk—from the resources below:
- Mapping Inequality: Redlining in New Deal America—View maps from across the country that were used to determine housing loans.
- 'The Color Of Law' Details How U.S. Housing Policies Created Segregation —Learn about the history of redlining in this interview with the author of "The Color of Law. "
- Racial Wealth Gap Widens: Edmondson Village, Rodgers Forge—This video from local news station WBAL shows the impact of redlining on two Baltimore area neighborhoods.
MLMP is an organization that works to advance the cause of reconciliation in our state by documenting the history of racial terror lynchings, advocating for public acknowledgment of these murders and working to honor and dignify the lives of the victims.
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