This riveting account of Jim Crow-era injustice exposes how courtrooms could function like lynch mobs when the defendant was black. Through scrupulous investigation of primary sources, author Melanie S. Morrison sheds new light on the struggle for justice in depression-era Birmingham, Ala. "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.
Morrison, founder and executive director of Allies for Change, is a social justice educator, author, and activist with 30 years of experience designing and facilitating transformational group process.
The program is sponsored by Willard Library, Kellogg Community College's Center for Diversity and Innovation, and Barnes & Noble.
Free child care will be available.