Recorded live at The American Library in Paris, the Evenings with an Author series features talks from authors, filmmakers, musicians, journalists, scholars, and other public figures. These talks happen over 60 times per year in the Library’s Florence Gould Reading Room, and are supported by generous donations from GRoW @ Annenberg, library members, and those who attend programs. For more information about Evenings with an Author, visit americanlibraryinparis.org/evenings-at-the-library.
Self – Portrait in Black and White: Unlearning Race
A meditation on race and identity from one of our most provocative cultural critics.
A reckoning with the way we choose to see and define ourselves, Self-Portrait in Black and White is the searching story of one American family’s multigenerational transformation from what is called black to what is assumed to be white. Thomas Chatterton Williams, the son of a “black” father from the segregated South and a “white” mother from the West, spent his whole life believing the dictum that a single drop of “black blood” makes a person black. […Learn More]