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Bookwoman: Intended: A Marriage in Black & White (BW22-2)

  • October 12, 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • William Reif Gallery & Zoom



Intended: A Marriage in Black & White

by Sharon Nesbit-Davis

Wednesday, October 12

10:00–11:30 am

This class is both in-person and on ZOOM. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the class. IPDH and CDC guidelines about face masks will be observed if in-person.

As a White child growing up during the first wave of the civil rights movement, Sharon Nesbit's early affections and relationships challenged the stagnant mindsets of many around her and paved the path toward her life commitments both to the Baháʼí Faith and to the love of her life, George.

In 1976, when Sharon and George were wed in a simple outdoor ceremony, there were many concerns amid the support from family and friends. George's mother wondered why her Black son would choose to make his life more difficult by marrying a White girl. Sharon's parents were not in attendance, despite having given their hard-earned blessing after five years. Even among well-meaning friends arose a question: "What about the children?"

On a basic level, many people would accept the marriage of Sharon and George as normal: two people who loved each other. But in 1976, race complicated things. It still does. But that doesn't mean Sharon and George weren't intended to be together. — Goodreads

All women are invited to these discussions to share observations, enthusiasm, insights and the pure enjoyment of reading.

Register by: 10/10

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