The Greater Terre Haute NAACP Branch is hosting the program in recognition of the significance of Black History in our lives and leading a discussion about the impact of race on our society. You are encouraged to participate with family and/or friends. Please share this announcement with others who might benefit from attending.
The program topic will be based on messages from a book, Black Klansman, by Ron Stallworth. He is a thirty-two year, highly decorated law enforcement veteran who worked undercover narcotics, vice, criminal intelligence, and organized crime beats in four states. As the first Black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department, Stallworth overcame fierce racist hostility to achieve a long and distinguished career in law enforcement that began in 1978. In 2014,he published his book about his experience investigating the KKK.
- Sharing experiences of breaking barriers and dealing with the language of hate.
- Coping with bigotry in workplace/school/playground/while driving/in public places.
- What happens when hate words/thoughts become actions?
- Comments about the movie, directed by Spike Lee; Emmy nominations; “Is this stuff still happening?”
- What are our children learning about Black History?
- Overall, what is the value of recognizing Black History?
Discussion topics may include: