New Bern-Craven County
Public Library

a member of the Craven-Pamlico-Carteret Regional Library System

"Let's Talk About It..."

African-American Experience:
Looking Forward, Looking Back

These novels explore the ways in which African American culture and sensibilities have been interwoven into the social, political, intellectual, and artistic fabric of America. The novels explore significant struggles for personal transformation and freedom throughout modern times.

All programs are Mondays at 7 p.m. in the Hayden H. Jones Auditorium.

  • January 22, 2018--Family by J. California Cooper
    Speaker--Rebecca Godwin, Professor, Barton College
  • February 5, 2018--Go Tell It on the Mountain by James Baldwin
    Speaker--Alice Osborn, Independent Scholar
  • February 19, 2018--Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
    Speaker--Michelle Manning, Senior Lecturer, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • March 5, 2018--The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    Speaker--Alice Osborn, Independent Scholar
  • March 19, 2018--Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine by Bebe Moore Campbell
    Speaker--Billy Yeargin, Jr., Independent Scholar

To register call 638-7807.

This project is made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide non-profit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities and is sponsored by the Friends of the New Bern-Craven County Public Library.