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Join the conversation at the Book Discussion Group!

Explore Richard Rothstein's 2017 award-winning book, "The Color of Law." Learn how American cities became racially divided as federal, state and local governments systematically imposed policy driven residential segregation. Participate in in-depth discussions with peers, hear from expert speakers and engage in activities designed to critically examine Rothstein’s text and America’s history.

 Free  |  Open to the public  |  Ages 18 years+
New participants are always welcome  |  Reading the book in advance is not required

2018 - 2019 Schedule:  
Saturdays, 10 a.m. - noon

September 29January 19
October 20February 16
November 17March 16
December 15

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Facilitated by: 
Erica Maxwell
Crayon Box Consulting Group




About the book:

In this history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation ― individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. "The Color of Law" makes clear that it was de jure segregation ― the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments ― that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day. Rothstein chronicles an untold story that begins in the 1920s, showing how federal, state, and local governments systematically imposed residential segregation which continues and contributes to persistant unrest.

Where to get your copy:

"The Color of Law" is available through major book sellers including Amazon.

Registration Information:

  • Please select the session you'd like to attend on the registration form below by clicking on "Select A Date"
  • Registration for each session is done separately
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  • If you have any questions, please contact our office at 602-496-1376 or by email at

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The Book Discussion Group will be held at:

     Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
     1401 E. Jefferson St.
     Phoenix, AZ  85041


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is located on E. Jefferson Road between 14th and 15th Streets and is easily accessible from the I-10.

For detailed driving directions from your location, visit GoogleMaps and select "Directions" on the map. You can also contact our office for assistance at 602-496-1376.


Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church's main parking lot accessible from 15th St. Additional parking is located west of the church on 14th St., south of E. Jefferson St. 

Public Transportation:

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church is conveniently accessible by public transporation. The closest Phoenix Light Rail stop is at 12th and E. Jefferson Streets, and there is a bus stop at the church on E. Jefferson St., east of 14th St. Visit for lightrail and bus schedules.

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Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
1401 E. Jefferson St., Word Center
Phoenix, AZ 85034