Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Benjamin Campbell at the Main Library this Friday

This Friday, Church Hill resident Benjamin Campbell will be at the Main Library at 7 pm to discuss his book, Richmond's Unhealed History.

A summary of the book from the publisher's website confirms that this will be a lively and interesting discussion of our city's tumultuous history and its potential as a model for healing and reconciliation:
In a detailed look at the history of Richmond, Benjamin Campbell examines the contradictions and crises that have formed the city over more than four centuries. Campbell argues that the community of metropolitan Richmond is engaged in a decisive spiritual battle in the coming decade. He believes the city, more than any in the nation, has the potential for an unprecedented and historic achievement. Its citizens can redeem and fulfill the ideals of their ancestors, proving to the world that race and class can be conquered by the deliberate and prayerful intention of honest and dedicated citizens. (Brandylane Publishers)
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Richmond Public Library as part of the Richmond Writers Series. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The discussion will take place as part of our monthly First Friday art exhibit openings. This will be a great opportunity to see some art and learn something new about your city.

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