Looking to cozy up with a good book? Join us for this special Black History Month edition. We will be reading “Native Son” by Richard Wright.
Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been headed for jail. It could have been for assault or petty larceny; by chance, it was for murder and rape. Native Son tells the story of this young black man caught in a downward spiral after he kills a young white woman in a brief moment of panic.
Set in Chicago in the 1930s, Richard Wright’s powerful novel is an unsparing reflection on the poverty and feelings of hopelessness experienced by people in inner cities across the country and of what it means to be black in America.
This event is free and exclusively for graduate students with UCID. Must be 21+ and present valid government-issued ID.
Space is limited. Register is required: ihousebookclub_nativeson.eventbrite.com
Please enter via the main entrance on 59th Street.