Book Bridge Project

  • 2013-2014 Academic Year

    About The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

    The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks Cover

    The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.Presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks as the quiet seamstress who, with a single act, birthed the modern civil rights movement, Theoharis provides a revealing window into Parks’s politics and years of activism. She shows readers how this civil rights movement radical sought—for more than a half a century—to expose and eradicate the American racial-caste system in jobs, schools, public services, and criminal justice.


     

    Wednesday, February 26th
    Queen Anne- Hallam Theatre
    Doors open at 6:30PM, Event starts at 7PM

      Dick gregory
    Join us for a an intimate evening with one of America's most formidable figures of the civil rights and social justice movements. In connection with this year's book selection, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, The PGCC Book Bridge Project is proud to feature Mr. Dick Gregory in a live interview and discussion with co-moderators, President Charlene Dukes and Dr. Korey Brown. 

    A highly-acclaimed author, comedian, nutritionist and modern philosopher, Dick Gregory has been a global voice for social justice and change for more than 50 years. His passion for enlightening people and exposing cultural truths has made him public figure recognized and revered by celebrities like Bill Cosby, Stevie Wonder, Cicely Tyson and former President Bill Clinton. During this special event, Mr. Gregory will share his insights on the key moments that propelled him into the activist world, his continued fight for justice and his views on the current state of America in the ‘Age of Obama’. This is event is free and open to the public. RSVP below for entry.

     


     
     


    2012-2013 Academic Year

    About The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Immortal Life of Henrieta Sparks CoverHer name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance.

    Soon to be made into an HBO movie by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball, this New York Times bestseller takes readers on an extraordinary journey, from the “colored” ward of Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1950s to stark white laboratories with freezers filled with HeLa cells, from Henrietta’s small, dying hometown of Clover, Virginia, to East Baltimore today, where her children and grandchildren live and struggle with the legacy of her cells. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew. It’s a story inextricably connected to the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the legal battles over whether we control the stuff we’re made of.

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  • Events

    Queen Anne-Hallam Theatre

    An Evening with Dick Gregory

      

    Join us for a an intimate evening with one of America's most formidable figures of the civil rights and social justice movements. In connection with this year's book selection, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks by Jeanne Theoharis, The PGCC Book Bridge Project is proud to feature Mr. Dick Gregory in a live interview and discussion with co-moderators, President Charlene Dukes and Dr. Korey Brown.

    This event is free and open to the public with RSVP. Please click here to register.
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