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Join the MCC Book Club on April 3

MCC Book Club Features Live Chat with AuthorHelp Me to Find My People Book Cover

Mesa Community College’s Book Club (Southern and Dobson) is currently featuring Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery by Heather Andrea Williams. ┬áThe author will Skype-in live to take questions on Wednesday, April 3 from 2:45-4:15 p.m. in the Southwest Reading Room on the 3rd floor of the Library.

William’s book addresses the separation of family during slavery and the emotional journey that many took to reunite. Through letters, public records, narratives and historical documents, the author re-constructs the turmoil and agony of lives separated by slavery and hatred. Hear the story and read an excerpt from the book on NPR.

Anyone interested in the slave era or post-Civil War era is invited to attend. For more information, contact: katemohler@mesacc.edu.