“The Burden” Book Tour launches February 1 at The Wright

The book tour for “The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery” kicks off on February 1 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. The event will feature a reading of excerpts from the book and a conversation between Rochelle and award-winning New York Times writer and MacArthur Genius Nikole Hannah-Jones and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. Tickets, which are $25 and include a copy of The Burden, are available here. Best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar calls The Burden “one of the most comprehensive, enlightening, and thought-provoking books I have ever read on African-American history. The insights into how slavery affects every aspect of America today from politics to economics to culture is powerfully presented by this remarkable essay collection.” Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award-winning author of “Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America” said: “As much as Americans want to deny it, slavery sits with us. It burdens us, as these essays brilliantly reveal. We need these striking essays to strike down our denial over the lingering effects of slavery.”


7 thoughts on ““The Burden” Book Tour launches February 1 at The Wright”

  1. The event last night at the Wright Museum was great! Thanks so much for your dedication to what this country really needs to be “great” – equity and equality. I didn’t get my book signed, but I do hope to at some point.

  2. Can’t wait for this event at the Charles H. Wright Museum. Coming with my good friend, Melissa. We both admire your work and can’t wait to get our hands on this book of yours!

  3. Congratulations, Rochelle. Nice interview with our friend Paul W. this morning. Hope your book goes to the top of the NY TIMES Best Seller list.
    John G. McCandless
    Captain, USN (Ret.)
    Vice President & Founding Officer
    Michigan Armed Forces Hospitality Center, Inc.

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