When: Mon., Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m. 2011
In gangster lore, the Almighty Black P Stone Nation stands out among the most notorious street gangs. Were the Stones criminals, brainwashed terrorists, victims of their circumstances, or champions of social change? Or were they all of these, their role perceived differently by different races and socioeconoic groups? Meet authors Natalie Y. Moore and Lance Williams as they answer these and other questions in this tale that explores how teens from a poverty-stricken Chicago neighborhood built a powerful organization that united 21 individual gangs into a virtual nation.