Petula Caesar’s book, “She’s Such A Bright Girl: An American Story” is her memoir about growing up in Baltimore, Maryland in a household where her father, a very light-skinned African American man, encouraged her to use her light skin to gain advantages in the world. Recognizing that society in general treated dark-skinned African Americans especially poorly, he encouraged her to be as “White” as possible in her appearance and demeanor. Petula talks about how the anti-Black attitudes in her home affected her upbringing and her relationships, especially other African Americans. Additionally, Petula will talk about the importance of sharing life experiences through writing, and how important it is for women to value their own stories and to find ways to share their stories with others.
The author's book will be available for sale after the event.
Saturday, March 7 at 2:00pm
Orleans Street Branch, Meeting Room
1303 Orleans Street Baltimore, MD 21231