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January 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A Conversation with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi | Barracoon: Adapted for Young Readers

Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to the Americas to be enslaved, 86-year old Cudjo Lewis was then the only person alive to tell the story of his capture and bondage – fifty years after the Atlantic human trade was outlawed in the United States. Cudjo shared his firsthand account with legendary folklorist, anthropologist, and writer Zora Neale Hurston. Adapted with care and delivered with age-appropriate historical context by award-winning historian Ibram X. Kendi, Barracoon: Adapted For Young Readers offers Cudjo’s incredible story for young readers and emerging scholars to explore. With powerful illustrations by Jazzmen Lee-Johnson, this poignant work is an invaluable contribution to our shared history and culture.

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