The Color of Law

Curl up with A Good Book and be A Changemaker!

The Stan Greenspon Center invites you to be part of the Charlotte Housing community book read! Beginning on November 1, book clubs and individuals throughout our city will read The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein.

In an effort to educate ourselves on the issue of Affordable Housing and create conversation about alternative solutions, the Stan Greenspon Center is partnering with First Baptist Church West, Myers Park United Methodist Church, Crisis Assistance, Charlotte Housing Authority and other community organizations to sponsor this event.  The Color of Law documents the government’s role at every level in creating segregated communities and the public policy positions that are still informed by the mistakes of the past.

Participating is easy!

Simply pick up a free copy of the book at areas libraries listed below, go to the Color of Law website to register, and start to read. Reading tips and questions are available on the website to guide you through your reading. The Greenspon Center will host local book discussions in November and December so that we can gather and talk about what we are learning. We will also discuss the book in the Area below in order to include everyone in the conversation.

An open community discussion with Richard Rothstein will take place on January 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church West. It is our hope that through education and ongoing discussion, Charlotte will be able to make better choices regarding the public and private policy that effects housing.

Pick up your Free copy of The Color of Law today! Each library has a limited number of copies for distribution.

Uptown – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – Main Library 310 N. Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
North West – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Beatties Ford Road Regional Library 2412 Beatties Ford Rd, Charlotte, NC 28216
North East – Charlotte Mecklenburg University Library 301 East W.T. Harris Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28262
East – Charlotte Mecklenburg Independence Regional Library 6000 Conference Drive Charlotte, North Carolina 28212
West – Charlotte Mecklenburg Morrison Regional Library 7015 Morrison Boulevard Charlotte, North Carolina 28211
South – Charlotte Mecklenburg Library – South County Regional 5801 Rea Road, Charlotte NC 28277

To Join the Stan Greenspon Reading Club for this event, please contact Donna Tarney:

Let's Discuss!


  1. I’m also going to try and find this book in audio format. I am so crazy busy I might not find time to read it all.

  2. Just picked up my copy of the book and will start reading in the next week. Registered for January 28th community read and volunteered to be a reader. Will look forward to meeting with the SGC beforehand to discuss THE COLOR OF LAW

  3. Hi – pls let me know if there’s an upcoming book discussion at the Greenspon Center. Thanks!

  4. I’m in. Our book club was planning to read this book in January anyway!

  5. Hello Everyone! I would really like to create an email list for this group as well as a keep this space for discussion of the book. If you don’t mind, will you please email me so I can add you to my email list? I look forward to meeting all of you and getting into this book together!

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