NETWORK Luncheon - Danielle McGuire
Aug 29, 2011
from 03:10 PM to 03:10 PM
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The University of Louisville will host a special NETWORK meeting on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Noon at the Cressman Center, 100 E. Main Street.
Danielle McGuire, author of At the Dark End of the Street will be the special guest speaker. This groundbreaking book reveals what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott and ultimately the Civil Rights Movement that Rosa Parks sparked with her defiance of segregation on Montgomery's city buses. McGuire writes about a little known rape in 1944 of a 24 year old sharecropper by a group of white men, who then left her for dead in Abbeville, Alabama.
In response to this heinous act, the local NAACP president sent Rosa Parks to investigate the crime. In addition to sharing how the Civil Rights movement began, McGuire writes about how its protest against the ritualistic rape of Black women by white men, who went unpunishesd throughtout the Jim Crow era.
Danielle McGuire is an award-winning author and Assistant Professor at Wayne State University. She won the 2011 Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians and the 2011 Lillian Smith Book Award.
Cost of luncheon is $10.00. Sponsored by the A&S Office for International, Diversity, and Outreach Programs. For more information and to RSVP, please contact Marian R. Vasser at email@example.com or 852-2252.