Slavery has been called America’s “original sin,” a centuries-long moral catastrophe that was both inextricable from the country’s growth and development and that almost sundered it in two. Since 1865, slavery and its legacy have been uncovered and whitewashed, illuminated and disavowed, remembered and reimagined.
Fall 2022/Spring 2023 reading groups will be announced this summer, and registration will open in July. Participation is reserved for Athenæum members. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The Athenæum is deeply grateful to our wonderful volunteer leaders. Please note library reading groups are not classes or courses, but rather a way for individuals to discuss readings together, guided by both expert and amateur enthusiasts. Participants should expect discussion-based, not lecture-style meetings.