Dean Dexter Voisin discusses book for Cleveland Heights Public Library’s 1619 Project series

Dean Dexter Voisin sitting on a red couch in the Mandel School's research commons

Dean Dexter Voisin sat down with John Piche, Cleveland Heights Public Library‘s outreach librarian, to talk about his book, America the Beautiful and Violent: Black Youth and Neighborhood Trauma in Chicago.

Piche runs a discussion group based around The New York Times‘ 1619 Project at the library. Since October 2019, the library’s own 1619 Project series has featured 23 programs with more than 600 attendees.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Piche instead turned to virtual discussions, which are shared on YouTube.

In addition to Voisin, the series has highlighted Eric Foner, Richard Rothstein, David Waldstreicher, Bronwen Everill and Caitlin Rosenthal, among others.

Listen to Voisin and Piche’s discussion.

This story appeared in The Daily on Feb. 24, 2023.