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The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto by Charles Blow

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Charis Circle and Harper Collins Publishers welcome you to a special event in honor of Charles Blow's The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto. 

This is a ticketed event. Please register and buy your signed copy of the book via this eventbrite page to ensure that you reserve your place in the event and your signed copy of The Devil You Know. You may also choose to simply watch the event for a $5 donation to Charis Circle by registering via the eventbrite link.  The publisher, Harper, will send you your login information for the event at whatever email address you use to register on eventbrite and we will send you your book or contact you to pick it up. Please double check your email address before submitting. Registration will close at 3pm on February 3rd. If you order your book after 3pm on February 3rd, we will fulfill signed copies for as long as supplies last.

Race, as we have come to understand it, is a fiction; but, racism, as we have come to live it, is a fact. The point here is not to impose a new racial hierarchy, but to remove an existing one. After centuries of waiting for white majorities to overturn white supremacy, it seems to me that it has fallen to Black people to do it themselves. —Charles Blow

Acclaimed columnist and author Charles Blow never wanted to write a “race book.” But as violence against Black people—both physical and psychological—seemed only to increase in recent years, culminating in the historic pandemic and protests of the summer of 2020, he felt compelled to write a new story for Black Americans. He envisioned a succinct, counterintuitive, and impassioned corrective to the myths that have for too long governed our thinking about race and geography in America. Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a Black son of the South, Charles set out to offer a call to action by which Black people can finally achieve equality, on their own terms.

So what will it take to make lasting change when small steps have so frequently failed? It’s going to take an unprecedented shift in power. THE DEVIL YOU KNOW is a groundbreaking manifesto, proposing nothing short of the most audacious power play by Black people in the history of this country.

CHARLES M. BLOW is an acclaimed journalist and op-ed columnist for The New York Times who appears frequently on CNN. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Fire Shut Up in My Bones. He lives in Atlanta.

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Charis Circle and Harper Collins welcome you to a special event in honor of Charles Blow's The Devil You Know: A Black Power Manifesto.