Book Discussion - Enoch Pratt Free Library

Walbrook Branch, 3203 W North Avenue, Baltimore


Join me at the Walbrook Branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as Petula Caesar, author of “She’s Such A Bright Girl: An American Story” leads a conversation about colorism based on the experiences she recounts in her book.

Born to a very light-skinned African-American man, Petula was raised in a household that encouraged/insisted that she take on as many “White” attributes and attitudes as she possibly could. He believed the combination of this alongside her skin complexion would help her avoid the trials, tribulations, and traumas of life that would be unavoidable as a Black person. The conversation will include frank discussion around topics like light-skinned privilege (does it exist?), how skin complexion impacts economic, health and educational outcomes, and what role does colorism play when it comes to dating?

Books will be on sale.