Welcome To Sisterhood Expressions Book Club

An African American Book Club

Sisterhood Expressions Book Club has its roots in two historical phenomena.

First, its roots go back to and beyond 1865, when our black foremothers and forefathers were legally emancipated from slavery. Prior to time black men and women would attend secret night schools or hide in secret places amid candle-glow and night fires as learned black folks would teach unlearned black folks to read. Reading provided a reprieve, even if only temporary, from their horrid existence; it provided a means of escape, so that they might move beyond, and transcend, their low condition as a slave; it provided, in short, a sanctuary for the soul and was an act of spiritual refuge.

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