Jan 23 2013
A new book called ‘Gather at the Table’ by Thomas Norman De Wolf and Sharon Leslie Morgan offers up a brutally honest conversation about race which few people dare to pursue. De Wolf, a white man who hails from one of the largest slave trading families in the South and Morgan, an African American woman whose ancestors were brought to this country as slaves recount their mutual journey to understand how each of their lives have been impacted by the ugly history of slavery.
After meeting in 2008 at a program called Coming to the Table set up by Eastern Mennonite University, De Wolf and Morgan spent the next three years traveling more than 100,000 miles through the United States visiting each other’s families, friends and historical sites associated with slavery.
Sharon Leslie Morgan, is founder of www.OurBlackAncestry.com and a multicultural marketing consultant; Thomas Norman De Wolf is author of Inheriting the Trade. Both Sharon and Thomas are co-authors of a new book Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade.
This is Part 2 of a two part conversation. Click here to listen to Part 1.
Local Author Appearances:
January 23, 2013, 5:00pm: La Pintoresca Library, 1355 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA
January 25, 2013, 7:00pm: Pacific Oaks College, 55 Eureka St, Building 45, Pasadena, CA, sponsored by CARE/Multicultural Healing (NOTE: Parking is free – All guests must sign in at building 55 before arriving at the event in Building 45)
January 26, 2013: 2:00pm: Pomona First Christian Church, 1751 Park Ave., Pomona, CA
Visit www.gatheratthetable.net for more information.