What a perfect time to be reading and discussing Sag Harbor, Colson Whitehead's somewhat autobiographical novel about teenage boys at an all black resort in upstate New York. The history of all-black resort towns is not as well known as it should be, and like many such pre civil rights institutions, there is currently tension on how, and indeed whether to preserve these traditions, as this article from the Huffington Post shows.
"Sag Harbor Works to Save History")
You can read Whitehead's interview with Amazon, or listen to him talk about the book in this NPR interview.
Join us for our Sag Harbor discussion on Tuesday September 17th! Call 847-448-8620 to register.