Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism

Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism

Exploring the Historical Roots of Racism
Every other Wednesday at 7:00pm, via Zoom, beginning August 5

You are invited to join a group from St. Paul as we seek to discover our path forward in addressing the racial and social injustices of our community and nation. We will gather online, via Zoom every-other Wednesday, beginning August 5.  

Initially, discussions will focus on the historical role of slavery in America and the “Jim Crow” society that grew from those times. It is the ultimate goal of this group to develop an action plan for St. Paul members to be more involved in finding solutions to the problem of racial injustice we face today. The group will be led by David Green, who is a St. Paul member and recently retired teacher of US history.  

Questions? Contact David at green6kids@bellsouth.net or Cullen Hornaday at cullen@stpaulchurchky.org. Scroll down for additional resources and Zoom information.


Aug. 5 :    The birth of Slavery and Racism in Colonial America –
August 5 class recording can be viewed here.
Aug. 19:   The Unfinished Revolution: 1776 to 1848
Sept. 2:    Abolition:  1848 to 1865
Sept. 16:   Reconstruction:  The Second American Revolution
Sept. 30:   How the South lost the War and won the Peace
Oct. 14:    America Embraces Jim Crow
Oct. 28:    The Civil Rights Revolution and Race and Society over the Last 50 Years


Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David Blight

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family  by Annette Gordon-Reed

“Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination  by Annette Gordon Reed

Reconstruction Updated Edition: America’s Unfinished Revolution, 1863-1877 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) and other titles by Eric Foner

Watch Amistad | Prime Video

Amistad is a 1997 American historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the events in 1839 aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen abducted for the slave trade managed to gain control of their captors’ ship off the coast of Cuba
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5025KqQaUk – from Amistad Middle Passage scene, graphic

Watch Amazing Grace | Prime Video
  Story of the  18th century English reformer William Wilberforce

1619 Project  1619 (New York Times)

Additional resources
St. Paul’s Racial Justice Resource List can be found here.

Zoom Meeting Information:

Topic: Historical Roots of Racism Class
Every other Wednesday at 7pm beginning Aug. 5
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