Tue, Nov 22|
Sankofa Video & Books
Twenty Dollars and Change: A Book Discussion with Dr. Lusane and David Whettstone
Join this intriguing discussion of Twenty Dollars and Change featuring Dr. Clarence Lusane in conversation with David Whettstone!
Time & Location
Nov 22, 2022, 6:30 PM
Sankofa Video & Books, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
About the Book:
In Twenty Dollars and Change, political scientist Clarence Lusane, author of the acclaimed The Black History of the White House, writes from a basic premise: Racist historical narratives and pervasive social inequities are inextricably linked--changing one can transform the other. Taking up the debate over the future of the twenty-dollar bill, Lusane uses the question of Harriet Tubman vs. Andrew Jackson as a lens through which to view the current state of our nation's ongoing reckoning with the legacies of slavery and foundational white supremacy. He places the struggle to confront unjust social conditions in direct connection with the push to transform our public symbols, making it plain that any choice of whose life deserves to be remembered and honored is a direct reflection of whose basic rights are deemed worthy of protection, and whose are not.
Dr. Clarence Lusane is an author, activist, scholar, and journalist. He is a Professor and former Chairman of Howard University's Department of Political Science. Lusane earned his B.A. in Communications from Wayne State University and both his Masters and Ph.D. from Howard University in Political Science. He's been a political consultant to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and a former Commissioner for the DC Commission on African American Affairs. He frequently appears on MSNBC and C-SPAN, and was invited by the Obamas to speak at the White House. Author of many books, including The Black History of the White House, Lusane lives and works in the Washington, DC area.
Entrance with Book
This ticket ensures your copy of Twenty Dollars and Change with opportunity to have it signed by author.$23.21