Mon, October 3, 2022 6:00 P.M.
Walnut Street West
Join our W. E. B. Du Bois reading group for the third novel of Du Bois' Black Flame Trilogy: Worlds of Color
It’s 1936 and Manuel Mansart, son of the lynched labor leader, Tom Mansart, is sixty years old. America is reeling from the Great Depression and picking up the pieces from the First World War: “All the old certainties were gone,” writes the narrator. In the first two books of the trilogy, we witness the birth of the young Mansart, and follow him as he becomes a schoolteacher and later, a college administrator, raising four children—three sons and a daughter—with his wife.
In the final book of the trilogy, Worlds of Color, Mansart witnesses yet another world war, the Cold War, and the anti-colonial movements of Asia, Africa and the Americas alongside the quotidian vicissitudes of life. Join us this fall for this great novel by W.E.B. Du Bois that reawakens our historical imagination and testifies to the strength of the human spirit in weal and woe.
Group meets weekly via Zoom from 6-7:30 pm.