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Dear “White” People – I Am Not Your Negro

Posted March 12th, 2017 by Tom

Photo Credit (c) Bob Adleman

Dear “White” People,

For all of us who consider ourselves “white” – we who have immigrated [or our ancestors did] to the United States from Europe [primarily]. I have a hope and a request that we will watch the film, I Am Not Your Negro.

I was recently in Seattle for the Celebration of Life for Susan Hutchison, the co-founder of Coming to the Table who recently passed from this life. Coming to the Table envisions “a just and truthful society that acknowledges and seeks to heal from the racial wounds of the past—from slavery and the many forms of racism it spawned.” Susan (a “white” woman) embodied this vision in her words, heart, and actions.

When I arrived in Seattle to stay with my cousin Elly Hale (from Traces of the Trade) and her husband Brad, she suggested that we go see this new documentary. How appropriate it was for us to see I Am Not Your Negro the evening before we gathered with friends and family to celebrate Susan’s wonderful life. Read the rest of this entry »

Gather at the Table is now available! Order today and receive a free gift

Posted October 9th, 2012 by Tom

The day my co-author Sharon Morgan and I have worked toward for more than three years has arrived. Beacon Press releases Gather at the Table today!

Order yours TODAY (click here).

By way of thanks, anyone who orders Gather at the Table today (or has already pre-ordered it) can send “proof of purchase” to and will receive by return email a bonus chapter, “Coming to the Table: A Model for Healing.”

More info available here.


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