The Evanston Public Library is featuring these three summer book discussions addressing civil rights, discrimination, and segregation:
Tuesday, June 16, 7:00 pm, African American Literature Discussion: Stokely. A groundbreaking biography of Stokely Carmichael, non-violent activist turned Black Power revolutionary.
Wednesday, June 17, 7:00 pm, History Book Discussion: Devil in the Grove. A gripping account of Thurgood Marshall’s legal defense of four young black men falsely accused of rape.
Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 pm, History Book Discussion: Family Properties. Historian Beryl Satter tells the story of how Chicago became the most segregated city in the north.
The library will also feature, from mid-June through July, a visual display of African American history on the North Shore presented by Shorefront.