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Reading Human Rights – Black Ghosts of Empire by Kris Manjapra

February 21, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

Reading Human Rights –
Black Ghosts of Empire by Kris Manjapra


Tuesday, February 21st | 6:30 PM

Reading Human Rights is an award-winning monthly book discussion group hosted by our Office of Human Rights & Equity (OHRE) and Howard County Library System (HCLS) that encourages literary exploration and community dialogue around a variety of human rights concerns. It explores works of fiction and non-fiction to teach community members the various ways individuals, cultures and communities celebrate their identities and combat injustice.

For its February book discussion – to be held virtually on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:30 p.m., OHRE and HCLS will discuss Kris Majapra’s Black Ghost of Empire: The Long Death of Slavery and the Failure of Emancipation. Manjapra’s book suggests that in order to understand why the shadow of slavery still haunts us today, we must look closely at the way it ended. In honor of Black History Month, this book discussion is co-hosted and facilitated by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Phi Lambda Chapter of Columbia, MD.

Register to secure your “seat” for this month’s event.



Howard County Office of Human Rights and Equity
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