Looking for Reading from the #CharlestonSyllabus

After the horrible tragedy that occurred in Charleston on the night of June 17, Chad Williams,  the chair of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University began to start tweeting  #CharlestonSyllabus, along with other colleagues from the African American Intellectual History Society, to begin  a conversation to educate and examine racial discourse in America.

What quickly emerged in just two days was a diverse community of people from a variety of professions, with divergent levels of historical expertise, all sharing a desire to educate, learn and challenge the prevailing discourse about race stemming from the Charleston tragedy.

Here is the full list of Charleston Syllabus  and there will soon be a website to refer to this valuable list of resources.  To get started, here is a list of the some of the basic  overview resources available through the Newburgh Free Library.

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