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Sunday Gathering: Garrett Griffin, "Racism in KC Book Talk"

05/14/2017 11:00 AM

@ Kansas City Oasis
1712 Main St
Kansas CityMO 


Sunday Gathering: Garrett Griffin, "Racism in KC Book Talk"

Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m.
Child care is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Program ends at 12:30 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Garrett S. Griffin, author of Racism in Kansas City: A Short History
Community Moment: Ashley Dawn
Musical Guest: JJ Cantrell

Garrett S. Griffin, the author of Racism in Kansas City: A Short History, will speak on the origins of the book and troubling current trends in white thought in KC and elsewhere.

His book is a study of Kansas City’s darkest moments – slavery, the border war, the Civil War, bombings of black homes, lynchings, the segregation of neighborhoods and schools, the civil rights struggle, the Black Panther movement, the 1968 race riot, assassinations in the 1970s, the infamous Missouri v. Jenkins U.S. Supreme Court case, and the racial inequities that still plague Kansas City today. Threaded throughout Racism in Kansas City are stories of those who fought ardently against racist policies – and won.

The book's foreword was written by Alvin Brooks.

Copies will be available for sale and signing at the event. Or you can buy one in advance at https://www.createspace.com/5630107.

About the speaker: Garrett S. Griffin is a political writer, activist and author. He was born in Kansas City, studied at Missouri State University, and earned a graduate degree in history education from Rockhurst University. He formerly worked with special needs students in Grandview, Missouri, where he currently lives. You can find all his writings at gsgriffin.com.

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