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NC READS Book Discussion: Soul City

October 4, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

North Carolina Reads is North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2022. North Carolina Reads features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina.  All five books pose critical questions about how North Carolinians view their role in helping to form a more just and inclusive society.  Learn more about the book selections here.

Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia by Thomas Healy

In a gripping, poignant narrative, acclaimed author Thomas Healy resurrects this forgotten saga of race, capitalism, and the struggle for equality. Was it an impossible dream from the beginning? Or a brilliant idea thwarted by prejudice and ignorance? And how might America be different today if Soul City had been allowed to succeed?  Registration is required to join our discussion of Soul City as space is limited.  Registration opens September 13.  To register and join the conversation on October 4 at 6:30 pm in Brevard College’s McLarty-Goodson Hall, Room 125, please call (828) 884-1830.

***NOTE: This event will take place at McLarty-Goodson Hall, Room 125, on Brevard College’s campus.

Watch NC Humanities’ recorded book event with author Thomas Healy and Dr. Kofi Boone in conversation moderated by North Carolina African American Heritage Commission Associate Director Adrienne Nirdé.


October 4, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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