News @ Fairfield

Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf, authors of the award-winning memoir
“Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a
Son of the Slave Trade,” will speak at Fairfield University at 6 p.m.
on Tuesday, February 18 in the Aloysius P. Kelley, S.J. Center
Presentation Room. Their talk, “Crossing the Racial Divide,” is part of
an ongoing series of events on race issues and is free and open to the

“Gather at the Table,” which won the 2013 Phillis Wheatley Book Award
for Best Nonfiction, charts the course of its authors – Sharon Morgan, a
black woman from Chicago’s South Side, and Thomas DeWolf, a white man
who descends from the largest slave-trading dynasty in U.S. history.
Over a three-year period, they built a personal relationship consciously
across and through the racial boundaries erected by slavery and
considered how it shapes their lives in the 21st century.

Both Morgan and DeWolf are nationally recognized speakers on the
legacy of slavery and racism, as well as interracial dialogue. DeWolf is
featured in the Emmy-nominated documentary “Traces of the Trade,” which
premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and was broadcast on PBS’
series “POV.” Morgan is a marketing communication consultant and founder
of the National Black Public Relations Society.