This episode of the PBS Series Race: The Power of an Illusion uncovers the roots of the race concept, including the hold it has gained over our minds. This is an eye-opening tale of how America’s need to defend slavery in the face of a radical new belief in freedom and equality led to a full-blown ideology of white supremacy. The film traces the transformation of suspicions about difference into an idea of race that persists to this day. There will be discussion following the film. Light refreshments.
Directions to the Colodny Bldg, 94 South Main St, White River Junction: Go past
the red brick corner building and before C&S Pizza, across the street from
the barber shop. Parking on the street and in the lot across from Briggs Opera House.