Claudia Smith Brinson in Conversation with Marjory Wentworth

Dec 5, 2020 @ 5pm ET | Location: Virtual Event

Dec 5, 2020 @ 5pm ET
Location: Virtual Event
Hosted by: Charleston County Public Library

Join author and journalist Claudia Smith Brinson in conversation with poet and activist Marjory Wentworth about the struggle for civil rights in South Carolina.

In this pioneering study of the arduous struggle for civil rights in South Carolina, Brinson details the lynchings, beatings, bombings, cross burnings, death threats, arson, and venomous hatred that black South Carolinians endured—as well as the astonishing courage, devotion, dignity, and compassion of those who risked their lives for equality. Through extensive research and interviews with more than one hundred fifty civil rights activists, many of whom had never shared their stories with anyone, Brinson chronicles twenty pivotal years of petitioning, preaching, picketing, boycotting, marching, and holding sit-ins that altered the landscape of civil rights in South Carolina and reverberated throughout the South. 

Claudia Smith Brinson, a newspaper journalist in South Carolina for more than thirty years, spent much of her career as a senior writer, writing coach, associate editor, and columnist. Brinson won more than thirty state, regional, and national awards, including Knight Ridder's Award of Excellence and an O. Henry Award for short fiction, and she was a member of the Pulitzer finalist team covering Hurricane Hugo.

Marjory Wentworth has collaborated on numerous books about social justice, including We Are Charleston, Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel, and Taking a Stand, The Evolution of Human Rights.  She serves on the Board of Advisors at The Global Social Justice Practice Academy, and she is a 2020 National Coalition Against Censorship Free Speech is for Me Advocate. She teaches courses in writing, poetry, social justice and banned books at The College of Charleston.

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Published on November 10, 2020 | Categories: Events

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