A Reflection on “All That She Carried,” by Tiya Miles

Ruth's embroidery from All That She Carried, by Tiya Miles

by Joan Gorman, Rokeby Museum One day last summer I was talking to a visitor about the book, Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd and she asked if I had read, All That She Carried, as that… Read More

Book Review: “Slavery in the North” by Mark Howard Ross

Slavery in the North

“Ross uses the reality of slavery in the North to illustrate the ways by which societies forget their past — whether on purpose or by neglect.” — Rokeby Museum’s Joan Gorman in her review of “Slavery in the North,” by Mark Howard Ross

A Social Justice Primer — “How to Be an Antiracist,” by Ibram X. Kendi

Ibram X. Kendi — How to Be an Antiracist

Book Review: “How to Be an Anti-Racist,” details Kendi’s journey and growing awareness of how racism informs his own life and thoughts. Along the way, he has taught himself how to be an anti-racist, and through his book, he speaks of and to himself as much as to the reader.

Book Review: Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent”

Isabel Wilkerson’s “Caste”

“…Wilkerson pries open the lid on this country’s racism and exposes the underlying truth—that from the beginning, America has created a caste society, Whites on the top, those of African descent on the bottom.”