Diversity Book Group

When:
April 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2018-04-08T19:00:00-04:00
2018-04-08T20:30:00-04:00
Where:
FellowshipRoom
501 S High St
West Chester, PA 19382
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:

Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America by Patrick Phillips

Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community. In 1912, three young African Americans were accused of killing a white girl and bands of white “night riders” drove all 1,098 black citizens out of the county. Locals kept Forsyth “all white” well into the 1990’s. Blood at the Root is a sweeping American non-fiction tale that spans the Cherokee removals of the 1830’s, the hope and promise of Reconstruction, and the crushing injustice of Forsyth’s racial cleansing. Phillips breaks a century-long silence and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the 21st century. Leader: Janet & Lowell Young