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Black and White Like You and Me
February 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room
Series: Black History Month
Tom Daniels and Tom ‘Cookie’ Marsh will be the first to tell you that race isn’t everything, but it did shape the way they experienced the world growing up in Detroit. Marsh grew up in a black neighborhood on the west side and Daniels grew up in a mixed, working class neighborhood on the east side. Both saw their city and their world transform around them through the Civil Rights movement, riots and the Vietnam War.
As each man tells his story, it is apparent that race isn’t just black and white but is part of what makes their friendship extraordinary. While race made for huge differences in their experiences, there are also touching similarities that made it possible for two men, in their older years, to overcome their upbringing to become lifelong friends. Meet both authors, hear their story and be inspired.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.