Join Nation Books author Mychal Denzel Smith at Barnes & Noble in Philadelphia on Saturday June 18th at 2pm. He will be joined in conversation by author Kaitlyn Greenidge to discuss his book, Invisible Man Got the Whole World Watching: A Young Black Man's Education which has been selected as a Barnes & Noble Summer 2016 Discover Pick.
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 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM|
|End:||June 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM|
|Where:||1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103