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The Edgar J. Ridley Lecture Series

The End of Racism

HBF Black History 2024 Virtual Author Series

A Free, Four-part ZOOM Author Talk and Discussion

Wednesday, February 7, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 14, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00–8:30 p.m.
Meeting ID: 224 373 9925
Passcode: HBF2024

What drives fear of Blackness? What drives assumptions of inferiority and superiority? Join this exploration of how expectations and assumptions are invisibly reinforced, promoted, and expressed through everyday cultural symbols and learned behavior. Learn to recognize and decode the symbolism that impacts and, in many ways, determines the quality of black life and the expression of black humanity.

From Symbolism Revisited:

"One of the best books I've ever read. It forced me to think about how I think and approach every topic with a cohesive, integrated thought process that forces an examination of reality instead of symbols and ideas. Highly recommended for anyone trying to decolonize their mind."

-- an Amazon reader review

From An African Answer:

"An African Answer is likely to send shock waves through certain elements of the African American intellectual class that now preoccupy themselves with history as a panacea to their plight. In this, they are fired most fervently by the elusive possibility of proving Black worth and acceptability in the white public mind..."

--Nathan and Julia Hare

AUTHOR: Edgar J. Ridley
Symbolism Revisited
HOST: Max Rodriguez
Founder, Harlem Book Fair
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Edgar J. Ridley is Chairman of a global management consulting firm, and author of five books, An African Answer: The Key to Global Productivity; Symbolism Revisited - Notes on the Symptomatic Thought Process; and The Golden Apple: Changing the Structure of Civilization, Volumes 1, 2, and 3.
Max Rodriguez is the Founder of the Harlem Book Fair and Publisher of QBR/The Black Book Review.(
Meeting ID: 224 373 9925
Passcode: HBF2024

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