Watch the February 2013 talk at Northern Virginia Community College in Alexandria here.
Great visiting at NOVA’s Alexandria campus today and talking with students and staff, especially Prof. Shonette Grant, who organized the event.
I’ll be giving a talk on the Red Summer at NOVA at 2 p.m. on Feb. 19. Looking forward to talking with students and faculty about the book.
For location, click here.
“McWhirter’s book is thoroughly researched, listing an impressive thirty-four libraries and archives in the bibliography, and its author displays a keen knowledge of the literature on race produced during the Red Summer era and since…Using a journalist’s clipped sentences and dividing the chapters into short sections, McWhirter packed in as much human drama as possible to vividly explicate the tangled web of economic, political, and cultural factors at work in the conflagration…The book deserves wide readership.”
–Adam J. Hodges
Interesting blog for the project, which seeks to mark locations of historical importance relating to the slave trade, discusses Red Summer in a post here.
Reviewer Claude Ury gives it five out of five stars. Read here.
Great crowd and productive two-hour discussion (and nice lunch afterward) at the Jeff Maxwell Library in Augusta. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and thanks to the library’s book club for organizing.
On Sept. 27 at 10 a.m., I will be discussing my book at the Jeff Maxwell Branch of the East Central Georgia Regional Library system, 1927 Lumpkin Rd. in Augusta, Ga., for more information call 706-793-2020.
The talk is free and open to the public.
A bronze statue of the famous abolitionist will go up in the Statuary Hall, according to Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy. Read his column here. For more on Douglass, visit the University of Rochester’s Frederick Douglass Project.