Thomas Norman DeWolf is an author who also speaks and
leads workshops and educator trainings at university campuses and at conferences and other venues throughout the United States about
hidden elements of history, racism and intolerance, and illuminates a path
toward healing and a more hopeful future.
Tom is the author of Inheriting the
Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading
Dynasty in U.S. History (Beacon Press,
2008), companion book to Katrina Browne’s
Emmy-nominated film of their family’s journey: Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, in which he is featured.
Tom's new book, Gather at the Table: The Healing Journey of a Daughter of Slavery and a Son of the Slave Trade, is co-authored with Sharon Leslie Morgan (Beacon Press, 2012).
Tom graduated from the University of Oregon, served on the Oregon Arts
Commission for nine years, and as a local elected official for eleven. His
years of public service focused on the arts, literacy, children’s issues, and
restorative justice. He and his wife, Lindi, live in Oregon. They have four children and eight grandchildren. For further information, visit Tom's website.