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Black Boy at the River Center

St Thomas’ Taskforce on Dismantling Racism would like to recommend a stage adaptation of part Richard Wright's novel, Black Boy, which will be performed at the RiverCenter on February 18 at 7:00pm as part of Black History Month.   
Black Boy, is an autobiographical novel by Richard Wright about growing up in the south.  Black Boy was originally published in 1945, and gives us a look at life during the Jim Crow era from the perspective of an African American.  It is considered to be Richard Wright was the first African American novelists selected for the Book of the Month club (for his novel Native Son which was published in 1940). Tickets are only $10.  For more information see http://stthomascolumbus.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e4dc65da49&id=eee5f1b80e&e=c3a7f2f969 
There will be a pre-show discussion starting at 6:15 which will be led by Dr. Robert Wright (Founder of Dimensions International) titled "Race relations in Columbus: How far have we come since Black Boy was written?"  This discussion in many way may be as helpful as the performance in giving us a picture of race in Columbus. 

Later Event: February 18
Reawakening Rebekah Performance