Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Meet author Cameron McWhirter this Sunday

"Red Summer"

Sunday, October 16, 4 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library
Cameron McWhirter reads from and discusses his new book on the unprecedented wave of anti-black riots and lynchings which swept the country in 1919, and how Blacks responded by fighting back with an intensity and determination never seen before.. Focusing on the worst riots and lynchings—including those in Chicago, McWhirter chronicles the mayhem, while also exploring the first stirrings of a civil rights movement that would transform American society forty years later.

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