“Inheriting The Trade – Slavery & Racism” With Author Thomas Norman DeWolf

“Inheriting The Trade – Slavery & Racism” With Author Thomas Norman DeWolf

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July 24, 2020 by Bill Myers Inspires

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Imagine discovering that you were a descendant of the largest slave trading family in U.S. history. How would you use that information to discuss slavery and racism?
Why is it necessary to address slavery and racism for America to move forward?

Thomas Norman DeWolf is an author, public speaker, trainer and workshop facilitator, and, since 2013, has served as Director/Manager for Coming to the Table. He travels extensively throughout the United States speaking and leading workshops and trainings at colleges, universities, conferences, and other venues.

He exposes hidden elements of history and shows how traumatic, unhealed wounds from the past continue to impact everyone today. Such wounds are expressed on campuses and elsewhere as racism, sexism, and other forms of intolerance, separation, and hierarchies of human value. With compassion and humor, Tom illuminates a path toward healing and a more hopeful future.

Tom is the author of Inheriting the Trade (Beacon Press, 2008), the story of his experiences in the making of the Emmy-nominated, PBS documentary, Traces of the Trade, and co-author, with Sharon Leslie Morgan, of Gather at the Table (Beacon Press, 2012), which won the Phillis Wheatley Award for best Nonfiction/Biography & Memoir in 2013. The African American Jazz Caucus awarded Tom the 2012 Spirit of Freedom Award for Social Justice. Tom is also co-author, with Jodie Geddes, of The Little Book of Racial Healing (Skyhorse, 2019).

Tom and his wife Lindi live in Oregon with one of their daughters and two of their twelve grandchildren. 

Coming to the Table: Working together to create a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past, from slavery and the many forms of racism it spawned.  https://comingtothetable.org/

http://tomdewolf.com/     tom@tomdewolf.com

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