Award-winning columnist for the Detroit Free Press Rochelle Riley speaks at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Thursday. She will also sign copies of her book "The Burden: African Americans and the Enduring Impact of Slavery."
As Riley writes in her opening essay, "slavery is not a relic to be buried, but a wound that has not been allowed to heal. You cannot heal what you do not treat. You cannot treat what you do not see as a problem. And America continues to look the other way, to ask African-Americans to turn the other cheek, to suppress our joy, to accept that we are supposed to go only as far as we are allowed." Her book "The Burden" aims to address this problem.
Tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" June 5 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.
Riley's talk at the Freedom Center begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The event is free, but an RSVP is requested.