The February discussion will focus on the dynamics of speaking truth to power. This can take many forms, such as dealing with political power, interacting with police, or starting a movement. We will view this through the perspective of the life and writings of W.E.B. Du Bois, who challenged the oppression African Americans faced during the first half of the 20th century. Our guide will be Du Bois’ great grandson, Arthur McFarlane, and will look at how his grandfather interacted with the power structure of his day and how that relates to contemporary patterns and events. He will share his thoughts on how the Civil Rights Movement has changed and the new nature of racial tension in the US.