Park School Book Club
Park School Book Club, created by the Park Grandparents’ Committee, is a new opportunity to connect virtually with authors and Park community members. The Grandparents’ Committee selects a book that will spur interesting conversations and invites the author to join the discussion. There is no cost to participate in Book Club. Additional details and registration information about upcoming events can be found below.
SEPARATE — THE STORY OF PLESSY V. FERGUSON, AND AMERICA’S JOURNEY FROM SLAVERY TO SEGREGATION
Monday, December 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Led by award-winning author Steve Luxenberg
Moderated by Jon Acheson, Upper School History and Upper School Librarian
Register here: https://forms.gle/bTQdEGnAzpwsF4Ux5
A Zoom link will be sent out to all registrants in advance of the conversation.
Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with “separate but equal,” created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling stories of the 19th Century, and a critical foundation for understanding the continuing impact of discrimination and systemic racism.
Please join Separate author Steve Luxenberg for a conversation about the pernicious, ongoing consequences of this landmark case. Copies of Separate can be purchased at the Ivy Bookshop, online at Amazon and other retailers, or borrowed from your local library.
A New York Times Notable Book for 2019.
Amazon: Best Books of 2019 (History).
Winner, J. Anthony Lukas Award (excellence in nonfiction).
Longlisted, 2019 Cundill Prize (international award for history writing).
Goodreads: A Best Book of the Month (February, in History).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
During his forty years as a newspaper editor and reporter, including his current role as associate editor of The Washington Post, Steve Luxenberg has overseen reporting that has earned many national honors for his reporters, including two Pulitzer Prizes. He began his career as a journalist at The Baltimore Sun. Steve is a graduate of Harvard College. He and his wife, Mary Jo Kirschman ’64, have two grown children and live in Baltimore.