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Highlights from past meetings

November 22, 2022, the Black Author's Book Club met to debate Juneteenth after reading the book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Annette Gordon-Reed. Who is it for? Is it a Texan holiday? Is it performative? Nuanced perspectives were shared in an hour ablaze.

          September 15, 2022, the Black Author's Book Club met to discuss the nuanced themes within Tupac Shakur's The Rose That Grew from Concrete. Featured guests, Leila Steinberg and Iris Crews, spoke about their working relationships with the rapper/poet. Students and book club members shared their thoughts about the work during the notable hour.

          The Black Authors Book Club also runs a parallel seminar at St. John's Law School, Law, Policy, and the Literature of Black Authors. Our students engage with the material in creative ways and discuss how the experiences, symbols, and themes in our featured books relate to law and legal practice. Here is one of our teams of students discussing how Invisible Man relates to the historic nomination and confirmation of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

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