Black History Month Book Talk: Ralph Richard Banks: Is Marriage for White People?

Date: Monday, February 6, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Central Park Library Redwood Room
2635 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, California 95051

In celebration of Black History Month, Adult Services has invited Ralph Richard Banks, the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, to discuss his new book, Is Marriage for White People? How the African American Marriage Decline Affects Everyone. The book, described by the New York Times as “important,” by Publisher’s Weekly as “captivating,” and by Kirkus Review as “triumphant,” offers an informative yet engaging examination of the decline in marriage in American society, and especially among African Americans. Professor Banks will highlight the implication of the African American experience for people of all races, and also will talk about the extraordinary media attention the book has attracted.

To reserve a space at this free Black History Month book talk, stop by the Reference Desk or call 615-2900.

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