Speaking Event: Gather at the Table

When & Where
Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church
55 Eckley Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
January 19, 2013 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
925 933 7850

Two people--a black woman and a white man--confront the legacy of slavery and racism head-on.
Sharon Leslie Morgan, a black woman from Chicago's South Side, avoids white people; they scare her. Despite her trepidation, Morgan, a descendent of slaves on both sides of her family, began a journey toward racial reconciliation with Thomas Norman DeWolf, a white man from rural Oregon who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in US history. Over a three-year period, the pair traveled thousands of miles visiting ancestral towns, courthouses, cemeteries, plantations, antebellum mansions, and historic sites. They spent time with one another's families and friends and engaged in deep conversations about how the lingering trauma of slavery shaped their lives.
Gather at the Table is the chronicle of DeWolf and Morgan's journey.