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Damaged Heritage: Presentation and Discussion with J. Chester Johnson

October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Damaged Heritage: Presentation and Discussion with J. Chester Johnson

Thursday, October 8, 5:00-6:00 pm EST

Online event via Zoom

Free / Donations Welcome

Optional registration and donations: cfrdamagedheritage.eventbrite.com

Sign up for a free bookplate signed by J. Chester Johnson here

The CFR is excited to welcome author J. Chester Johnson for a virtual presentation on and discussion of his recent publication, Damaged Heritage: The Elaine Race Massacre and A Story of Reconciliation.

An illuminating journey to racial reconciliation experienced by two Americans – one Black and one white – Damaged Heritage examines how white Americans’ excessive reverence of the past permits the damaged heritage of racism to be transferred from generation to generation. It also offers a blueprint for how our society can at last acknowledge – and repudiate – damaged heritage and begin a path toward true healing.

A well-known poet, essayist, and translator from the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River Delta, Johnson has written extensively on race and civil rights, including composing the Litany for the Episcopal Church’s National Day of Repentance for its role in transatlantic slavery and related evils.

Reading Damaged Heritage in advance is welcome but by no means necessary!

If you would like a free bookplate signed by J. Chester Johnson to put in your copy of Damaged Heritage, please sign up here. Supplies are limited–first come, first serve!


Participants may join the Zoom webinar either via video call or voice call:

To attend the webinar via Zoom, please use this information:

Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/2453745217?pwd=NG5uTzNhOS85U2pjc1FFdlVLUU5WQT09

Meeting ID: 245 374 5217

Password: 860423

Call in number: +1 646 876 9923 US

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/acPzE23Ajo


October 8, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:




Center for Reconciliation