Highland Book Club: May Meeting

Wednesday, May 8 - 6:00 PM


Join us on Wednesday, May 8, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m., for an evening of lively literary discussion at Highland, the home of President James Monroe. This event is FREE and open to the public.

During the May meeting of our book club, Highland guide Sharon Hiner will lead the group in discussion of Barracoon: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo,” by Zora Neale Hurston.

HarperCollins Publishers writes “In 1927, Zora Neale Hurston went to Plateau, Alabama, just outside Mobile, to interview eighty-six-year-old Cudjo Lewis. Of the millions of men, women, and children transported from Africa to America as slaves, Cudjo was then the only person alive to tell the story of this integral part of the nation’s history. Hurston was there to record Cudjo’s firsthand account of the raid that led to his capture and bondage fifty years after the Atlantic slave trade was outlawed in the United States.”

 

 



Location

2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type
Educational
Historical

Organization

James Monroe's Highland

Date / Time

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Contact

Name:
Jason
Phone:
(434) 293-8000
Email:
jwoodle@highland.org
More Info:
https://highland.org/event/highland-book-club-may-meeting/