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The Making of a Racist, featuring Dr. Charles Dew

During the Jim Crow era, life from the white side of the color line for an upper-middle-class, southern youth held all the trappings of privilege for Charles Dew, until he discovered a slave price list, written in 1860, which changed the course of his life. The self-described "Confederate youth" gradually confronted his prejudices, slavery, and the Civil War, as well as his family's complicity in segregation, and wrote a sobering memoir, The Making of a Racist: A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade.1

On June 14th, at 6:00 pm, the Alabama Institute for Social Justice will host a Racial Healing and Reconciliation Community Learning Forum, with guest speaker Dr. Charles B. Dew, at the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. "I look forward to Dr. Dew's visit," says Lenice Emanuel, AISJ executive director. "His life's story provides timely insights into contemporary struggles about race and will surely disrupt myths while encouraging difficult, yet truthful, conversations about the nation's need for justice and healing."

Register for this free event at All are welcome to attend.

For more information, call 334.279.3746.

Thu., Jun. 14, 2018, 6:00PM – 8:00PM

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Rosa Parks Museum 252 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104

Category: History, Family, Civil Rights, Community

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