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Wednesday
13
JUN

Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson

18:00
21:00

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BOOK TALK & SIGNING

Come hear author, Melanie S. Morrison, discuss her new book Murder on Shades Mountain: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham (Duke University Press).

Framed by memoir, this riveting historical narrative sheds light on the struggle for justice in Birmingham, Alabama in the early 1930s. Murder on Shades Mountain is a testament to the courageous predecessors of present-day movements that demand an end to racial profiling, police brutality, and the criminalization of black men.

Melanie S. Morrison, Ph.D., founder and executive director of Allies for Change, is a social justice educator, author, and activist with 30 years experience designing and facilitating transformational group process. She is the author of The Grace of Coming Home: Spirituality, Sexuality, and the Struggle for Justice and her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals.

Copies of Murder on Shades Mountain will be available for purchase and signing by the author.