Mychal Denzel Smith at Powell's Books in Portland, OR
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Join Nation Books author Mychal Denzel Smith for a discussion about his new book, Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, at Powell's City of Books on Tuesday, June 28th. 

In Invisible Man, Smith grapples with the contradiction of Barack Obama’s presidential ascent alongside the deaths of Oscar Grant, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Akai Gurley, and so many others killed by police or vigilante violence. Smith struggles to reconcile these two vastly different fates for young black men in America and explores the spectrum of existing opportunities for black men in between. From powerful moments of black self-determination like LeBron James’s “decision,” to the mobilization of thousands in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death, to recent and widely reported cases of violence against women, Smith documents how the public milestones have challenged cultural notions of black manhood. 

Start: June 28, 20160
End: June 28, 20161
Where: 1005 W Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97209