Riverside Book Club- June
On Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., Riverside’s Book Club meets to review The Marrow of Tradition by Charles Chestnut. They meet to review this book less than a month after White Supremacist Payton Gendron shot ten African Americans and wounded three others in Buffalo, New York.
Gendron’s online publications indicate he was a proponent of the “Great Replacement Theory”. Gendron is not the originator of this theory. It can be traced back at least as far back as the fall of Reconstruction after the Civil War. That is the period in which author Charles Chestnut wrote his novel. The Book Club meets to discuss the book less than a month following the shootings.
The storyline and characterizations take place in the wake of the Wilmington Massacre was November 8, 1898. Other themes to be explored are fears of miscegenation and interracial love, and the Christian/Social Justice response. Moderators are Riversiders, Dennis and Marcella Bullmaster-Day.
Dr. Marcella Bullmaster-Day She has worked as a teacher, principal, mentor, university professor, and professional development consultant in urban educational contexts. Dennis Day vocations have included entertainer, educator, human services leader, writer, filmmaker and founder of D-Day Media Group.