Date(s) - July 29, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Grandview Calvary Baptist Church
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The second is a chapter from Black liberation theologian James Cone’s new book The Cross and the Lynching Tree, which explores these symbols of explicit and implicit state-sanctioned violence in various ways. Lynching was a violent expression of white supremacy aimed at maintaining the structure of white domination and black subordination through extra-judicial executions and accompanying torture as public spectacle. I’ve chosen one chapter that focuses on the experience and courage of African-American women within the context of lynching. I hope the chapter draws you to read the whole book. This chapter by Cone is very accessible reading, so it will be the main topic of our discussion.