In the News
January 22, 2017: “Carnegie medal finalists” by Tina Winstead for The Daily Star. Gather at the Table recommended by the American Library Association as a “read-alike” book for 2017 nominee The Firebrand and the First Lady, by Patricia Bell-Scott.
November 16, 2016: “Whitelash and Blacklash” by Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf. Blog post for Beacon Broadside (publisher of Gather at the Table). Our thoughts after the U.S. Presidential Election of 2016.
Fall 2015: “The Past is Present” by Sharon Morgan and Tom DeWolf. The historical trauma the United States does not want to talk about in Intersections: MCC Theory & Practice Quarterly. This entire issue focuses on Trauma and Resilience. Download the full issue here.
May 20, 2015: “His Ancestors Were Slave Traders and Hers Were Slaves. What They Learned About Healing from a Road Trip” is the lead article in the Summer Issue of Yes! Magazine; written by Tom DeWolf and Sharon Morgan. The article sets the context for the issue and its theme: Make It Right, focused on the possibilities for deep societal healing, reconciliation, and reparation.
February 27, 2015: “Gather at the Table Revisited” an engaging, hour-long Blog Talk Radio interview with Sharon and Tom, by Bernice Bennett on her popular program “Research at the National Archives and Beyond.” The last time we did this program more than 10,000 people listened in.
January 29, 2015: “Quickly planned DePauw Dialogue seen as a success, but ‘race heavy’” – story about the campus-wide day of conversation on diversity and inclusion, for which Sharon and Tom were two of the three featured speakers, by Leann Burke.
Fall 2014: “Healing History’s Wounds” – feature story in Harford Community College’s Owl Magazine by Laura Milcarzyk.
September 2014: “A Healing Journey” – Sharon and Tom were interviewed by Dan Holly for this feature in Diversity MBA Magazine in advance of their appearance at the Diversity MBA Annual Leadership Conference.
August 9, 2014: Macon to welcome community historian appeared in Mississippi’s The Dispatch in advance of Sharon’s visit with the Noxubee County Historical Society Tuesday on August 19, and her presentation at the Main Street Macon Welcome Center on August 20.
February 6, 2014: In advance of a three-day residency at Jamestown Community College in New York, Sharon and Tom were interviewed by Dusten Rader of The Post-Journal for History & Healing: JCC To Host Residency On Slavery.
September 30, 2013: Sharon and Tom interviewed by Sharon E. Davis on the Voice America radio program “A Safe Place to Talk About Race” – How They Pushed Through Racial Pain and Trauma.
July 19, 2013, Gather at the Table wins Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Best Nonfiction/Memoir & Biography!
April 15, 2013, Sharon and Tom interviewed on NPR’s Prime Time Radio by host Mike Cuthbert.
February 14, 2013, “Coming to the Table to Address America’s Racial Divide“, an excerpt from Gather at the Table in Utne Reader.
January 23, 2013, “Coming to Grips with Racial Divides“, article by Lou Fancher in the San Jose Mercury News
January 18, 2013, “Up Front” on KPFA/Pacifica Radio in Berkeley, California. Listen here to Sharon’s & Tom’s interview with Brian Edwards-Tiekert. The Gather at the Table segment comprises the last half of this hour-long program.
January 10, 2013, “Legacy of slavery, racism focus of presentation“, article by Richard Miller and Bev Makhani in Washington State University News.
January 7, 2013, “Weekday” on KUOW, Seattle’s NPR station. Listen here to Sharon’s and Tom’s interview with Steve Scher. From our perspective, one of the best interview experiences we’ve had.
December 25, 2012, “Tell Me More” on NPR. Listen here as guest host Celeste Headlee interviews Sharon and Tom about their journey and Gather at the Table.
November 9, 2012, WMUK 102.1 FM. Listen here to Sharon and Tom being interviewed in advance of three days of workshops, school visits, and presentations in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
November 8, 2012, Radio in Black and White, WPPR-AM. Listen here to Sharon and Tom being interviewed by Rick Wilson and Skot Welch in advance of two days of working with churches and at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
October 16, 2012, Alabama.com: Read Sharon’s story about slaveholder John Marrast (who owned Sharon’s great grandparents) here.
October 14, 2012, Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church. Sharon and Tom delivered today’s sermon. Listen to the podcast here.
October 8, 2012, The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, New York’s flagship public radio station. Sharon and Tom were interviewed for a segment titled “Slavery’s Legacy.” Listen here.
September 10, 2012, first joint interview by Sharon and Tom on “Research at the National Archives & Beyond.” Blog Talk Radio program hosted by Bernice Bennett. This interview attracted the most listeners (live and archived) to date for this program; in excess of 10,000 the first week. Listen here.
Fall 2012, Catalyst: A Social Justice Forum, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2012, (Front Matter), Chapter 1 excerpt from “Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade”
August 2, 2012, Kirkus Reviews magazine, “An instructive journey of reconciliation”
Summer 2012, Oklahoma Humanities magazine, “Making Peace with the Past”
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