Michigan Avenue Forum: The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Future of American Democracy
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
6:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary and livestreamed
with 5:30 p.m. Book Signing in the Commons
Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago welcomes as the speaker at our next Michigan Avenue Forum Robert P. Jones, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future.
In a presentation moderated by Fourth Church member Cynthia Johnson, Mr. Jones will explain how the founders of the United States could build the philosophical framework for a democratic society on a foundation of mass racial violence — and why this paradox survives today in the form of white Christian nationalism.
Through stories of people navigating these contradictions in three communities, Jones illuminates the possibility of a new American future in which we finally fulfill the promise of a pluralistic democracy.
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