Asheville Black Lives Matter hosts book discussion on “The True Story of Pocahontas” Dec. 29 at Firestorm

Asheville Black Lives Matter is hosting a book discussion on Dr. Linwood Little Bear Custalow‘s and Angela L. Daniel Silver Star‘s The True Story of Pocahontas: the Other Side of History at Firestorm Books and Cafe in West Asheville on Friday, December 29, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sponsored by Asheville Black Lives Matter and the Asheville Friends Meeting Racial Justice Committee, this talk is the latest installment of Asheville BLM’s book talk series at Firestorm. Attendees will discuss The True Story of Pocahontas, which attempts to correct the false historical narrative around the life of the famous Powhatan princess and her relationship with Captain John Smith and the Jamestown colonists of Virginia. Based on generations of oral history passed down through the Mattaponi Tribe, the book is the first publication on the story told from the Powhatan perspective, and is the first written history on Pocahontas’ life written by descendants of her people.

The discussion will be lead by Asheville Friends Racial Justice Committee and Asheville Black Lives Matter member Sharon Smith. Attendees will receive a discount on copies of The True Story of Pocahontas purchased at Firestorm. The event is free to attend.

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Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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