Tom in the News
January 22, 2017: “Carnegie medal finalists” by Tina Winstead for The Daily Star. Tom’s book Gather at the Table (co-authored with Sharon Morgan) recommended by the American Library Association as a “read-alike” book for 2017 nominee The Firebrand and the First Lady, by Patricia Bell-Scott.
November 16, 2016: “Whitelash and Blacklash” by Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf. Blog post for Beacon Broadside (publisher of Gather at the Table). Our thoughts after the U.S. Presidential Election of 2016.
Fall 2015: “The Past is Present” by Tom and Sharon Morgan The historical trauma the United States does not want to talk about in Intersections: MCC Theory & Practice Quarterly. This entire issue focuses on Trauma and Resilience. Download the full issue here.
May 20, 2015: “His Ancestors Were Slave Traders and Hers Were Slaves. What They Learned About Healing from a Road Trip” is the lead article in the Summer Issue of Yes! Magazine; written by Tom and Sharon Morgan. The article sets the context for the issue and its theme: Make It Right, focused on the possibilities for deep societal healing, reconciliation, and reparation.
April 27, 2015: “Dear Ben Affleck, My Ancestors Were Slaveowners, Too” – Tom writes an open letter to actor Ben Affleck following the disclosure that Affleck requested that mention of a slave-owning ancestor be left out of the episode featuring him on the PBS series “Finding Your Roots.”
Key news stories about Gather at the Table, with Tom’s co-author Sharon Morgan:
February 27, 2015: “Gather at the Table Revisited” an engaging, hour-long Blog Talk Radio interview with Sharon Morgan and Tom, by Bernice Bennett on her popular program “Research at the National Archives and Beyond.” The last time we did this program more than 10,000 people listened in.
September 30, 2013: Sharon and Tom interviewed by Sharon E. Davis on the Voice America radio program “A Safe Place to Talk About Race” – How They Pushed Through Racial Pain and Trauma.
July 19, 2013, Gather at the Table wins Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Best Nonfiction/Memoir & Biography!
April 15, 2013, Sharon and Tom interviewed on NPR’s Prime Time Radio by host Mike Cuthbert.
January 7, 2013, “Weekday” on KUOW, Seattle’s NPR station. Listen here to Sharon’s and Tom’s interview with Steve Scher. From our perspective, one of the best interview experiences we’ve had.
December 25, 2012, “Tell Me More” on NPR. Listen here as guest host Celeste Headlee interviews Sharon and Tom about their journey and Gather at the Table.
October 21, 2012, Sharon and Tom were interviewed on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show on MSNBC. Their appearance comprised two full segments (plus a bit of Gangnam Style dancing at the end of the show; after which several of Tom’s friends suggested he never dance on national television again 😉 ).
Watch “Get out the vote” Gangnam Style dancing here.
October 8, 2012, “The Brian Lehrer Show” on WNYC, New York’s flagship public radio station. Sharon and Tom were interviewed for a segment titled “Slavery’s Legacy.” Listen here.
August 2, 2012, Kirkus Reviews magazine, “An instructive journey of reconciliation”
Key news stories about Inheriting the Trade and Traces of the Trade:
Live from the CBS studio, New York, N.Y.
Watch anchor Harry Smith interview Tom DeWolf, Katrina Browne, and Juanita Brown
August 3, 2011, “From Slavery to Stardust: What Would Healing Look Like?” Listen to the highest quality production radio program Tom has ever participated in. Belvie Rooks, Dedan Gills (co-founders of Growing a Global Heart), and Tom led a workshop at the Bioneers Conference in October 2010. The session is highlighted in the Bioneers Revolution from the Heart of Nature radio program that is heard on more than 450 communities worldwide in 13 nations.
February 18, 2011, Tom was a featured speaker in Tulsa Community College’s “Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Series,” and was interviewed by Loren Farr on the TCC television program Studio 21 (Part 1 and Part 2)
October 2010, Response, the magazine of United Methodist Women. UMW selected Inheriting the Trade as one of the featured books in their 2011 Reading Program. Author Tom DeWolf is interviewed for the article “Family Roots” by Yvette Moore.
October 12, 2010, The Royal Gazette, published in Bermuda. “The Slave Trade: A US Family Legacy” by Jessie Moniz, in connection with Tom DeWolf’s work in Bermuda October 18-21, 2010.
May 3, 2009, Denver Green Festival, Denver, Colorado. Watch presentation by Tom DeWolf and Belvie Rooks, “The Green of Black and White: Sustainable Healing from the Legacy of Slavery.”
Fall ’08/Winter ’09, PeaceBuilder Magazine, Harrisonburg, Virginia. “‘No’ to Cycle of Vengence,” by Tom DeWolf. The article begins on page 5. PeaceBuilder is the official alumni magazine of Eastern Mennonite University’s Center for Justice and Peacebuilding.
July 19, 2008, Book TV (C-Span 2). From the Langston Hughes Auditorium at the Schomburg Center, New York City, watch Tom DeWolf on Book TV (C-Span 2) at the 10th annual Harlem Book Fair. The panel discussion, “From the Door of No Return: The Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the U.S.,” was moderated by Howard Dodson, Chief of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and, in addition to Tom, included authors David Eltis, Roseanne Marion Adderley, and Sylviane A. Diouf.
February 26, 2008, Chicago, Ill. Listen to Tom DeWolf’s interview with Cliff Kelley of WVON radio.
February 20, 2008, Denver, Colo. Listen to Tom DeWolf and Keila DePoorter’s interview with Ryan Warner on Colorado Public Radio.
February 7, 2008, Denver Post, Inheriting the Trade makes #2 on local best-seller list, non-fiction, in Denver, Colorado
January 14, 2008, watch Tom DeWolf on Book TV (C-Span 2) broadcast from Linden Place in Bristol, Rhode Island