Virtual BookBar Book Club

Join us for a discussion of Barack Obama's The Promised Land on Wednesday, February 27 at 7pm! Facilitated by Travis D. Boyce, author of Historicizing Fear: Ignorance, Vilification, and Othering. Email to RSVP and receive the Zoom link. 

About the Author/Facilitator: Travis D. Boyce is chair of African-American studies at San Jose State University. His research interests are in contemporary African American history and popular culture, especially the intersection of race, fashion, and social media in the sporting world. He has authored or coauthored chapters in several edited collections and peer-reviewed journals. His most recent work, “Reproducing Lynching and Spectacle: The Burning and Desecration of Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey,” is part of the edited volume Racism and Discrimination in the Sporting World.

About the Book: In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency—a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil.

A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective—the story of one man’s bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of “hope and change,” and meeting the moral challenges of high-stakes decision-making. He is frank about the forces that opposed him at home and abroad, open about how living in the White House affected his wife and daughters, and unafraid to reveal self-doubt and disappointment. Yet he never wavers from his belief that inside the great, ongoing American experiment, progress is always possible.

Event date: 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:00pm
A Promised Land Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524763169
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

Historicizing Fear: Ignorance, Vilification, and Othering Cover Image
By Travis D. Boyce (Editor), Winsome M. Chunnu (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781646420018
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Published: University Press of Colorado - February 21st, 2020