The Color of Law
A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated AmericaBook - 2017 | First edition
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Every February, we celebrate Black History Month to recognize the contributions of African Americans to our history and culture. The roots of this celebration can be traced back to Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson, who established a weeklong celebration in February of 1926 to coincide with the birthdays of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Since 1976, every February has be... (more)
The Library has launched Palo Alto Reads, a “one book, one community” program that encourages the reading and discussion of a selected book around themes and topics relevant to our city. This year's book selection is The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothstein. Published in 2017, The Color of Law tells the history of the design and… (more)
From Library Staff
Palo Alto Reads 2020 pick! Richard Rothstein has painstakingly documented how American cities, from San Francisco to Boston, became so racially divided.
camdenk Jul 29, 2020
Also available as an ebook.