Charles Blow presents The Devil You Know

 

 

We will be showing this conversation in partnership with Harper via Crowdcast at 7PM on February 3rd, 2021. There are two ways to attend. You may attend by pre-ordering a copy of the book, please click below to do so. Or you may pay $5 to the store to attend the event without buying the book. If you would like this option, call the store at 704-525-9239 and we will do it over the phone or come in person. Everyone will receive the link to the event a day before the event.

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Book synopsis

Race, as we have come to understand it, is a fiction; but, racism, as we have come to live it, is a fact. The point here is not to impose a new racial hierarchy, but to remove an existing one. After centuries of waiting for white majorities to overturn white supremacy, it seems to me that it has fallen to Black people to do it themselves. —Charles Blow

Acclaimed columnist and author Charles Blow never wanted to write a “race book.” But as violence against Black people—both physical and psychological—seemed only to increase in recent years, culminating in the historic pandemic and protests of the summer of 2020, he felt compelled to write a new story for Black Americans. He envisioned a succinct, counterintuitive, and impassioned corrective to the myths that have for too long governed our thinking about race and geography in America. Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a Black son of the South, Charles set out to offer a call to action by which Black people can finally achieve equality, on their own terms.

So what will it take to make lasting change when small steps have so frequently failed? It’s going to take an unprecedented shift in power. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is a groundbreaking manifesto, proposing nothing short of the most audacious power play by Black people in the history of this country.

Author Bio

Charles M Blow is an acclaimed journalist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times who appears frequently on CNN. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones. He lives in Atlanta.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062914668
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Harper - January 26th, 2021