"'This is the thing about history,' she said. 'People lie about the parts they missed.'"

-Maria Dahvana Headley, The Mere Wife

Join us for CHQ 2018 Week 8: The Forgotten: History and Memory in the 21st Century August 11th-18th

It is said that those who do not remember their history are doomed to repeat it. So we look to that history, and to the communities, movements and ideas existing at the fringes in our world today. What do we forget, at our own peril? How can we be stewards of remembering, and what must we remember? We are responsible for the histories of our societies, our families, and of our own individual selves. How can we preserve, honor, and ultimately learn from what was and what is? This meeting of the past and present hinges upon what — and who — we must remember.

Check out the titles below as well as our collection of Week 8 Speaker Books.

A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807075876
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Published: Beacon Press - January 30th, 2018

Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101903452
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Published: Tim Duggan Books - September 8th, 2015

Barracoon: The Story of the Last
By Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker (Foreword by), Deborah G. Plant (Introduction by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780062748201
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Published: Amistad - May 8th, 2018

The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780544947108
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Published: Mariner Books - April 18th, 2017

The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781566894784
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 11th, 2017

At the Hands of Persons Unknown: The Lynching of Black America Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780375754456
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Published: Modern Library - January 7th, 2003

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062363602
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - December 6th, 2016

The Wisdom of the Beguines: The Forgotten Story of a Medieval Women's Movement Cover Image
$14.95
ISBN: 9781629190082
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Published: BlueBridge - June 14th, 2016

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel: Essays Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781328764522
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Published: Mariner Books - April 17th, 2018

An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States (ReVisioning American History #3) Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780807057834
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Published: Beacon Press - August 11th, 2015

Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143109426
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Published: Penguin Books - August 2nd, 2016

Ctrl + Z: The Right to Be Forgotten Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781479876747
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Published: New York University Press - May 1st, 2018