Speaking & Teaching
Starting on December 1, 2020, The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project will be featuring as its initial selection in December, one of James Loewen's book, Sundown Towns: A Hidden Dimension of America's Racism. As I continue my journey of capturing the unmasked story of America's racist past and present, but hopefully not America's future related to the African American experience in this nation. This book was deemed powerful and important... an instant classic when it was initially published in 2005 and it was re-released in 2018. In the African American communities, our ancestors knew what dangers lurked in America's Sundown Towns if they were caught in that racist towns after sunset. What is surprising is that even in 2020 we have learned that Sundown Towns still exist even if the warning signs are no longer visible. The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project is my Facebook Live program that elevates the causes of both universal black literacy as well as expanding black historical knowledge on this social media outlet. So, please join me each evening as I delve into nonfiction books that detail the black experience. The Blackman Read Aloud Hour Project was started in June 2016 so this 53rd month of continuous read alouds.