WE HAVE A REMARKABLE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW A SUCCESSFUL NEW BOOK ABOUT A HISTORICAL EVENT WITH THE AUTHOR IN ATTENDANCE, ROSALIE TURNER. THE BOOK, ENTITLED MARCH WITH ME (an account of the civil rights movement in Alabama during 1963), WAS JUST RELEASED IN 2013 AND IS HER 6TH PUBLISHED BOOK. Ms. Turner graciously accepted my invitation to join us for the evening. She will participate in our review of the book and answer any questions we might have. To begin the evening, Ms. Turner will lead a discussion on the background of what happened with the civil rights movement in Birmingham, AL in 1963 (the topic of the book), and why it was inevitable.
To learn more about this author and her work, or to purchase the book, visit http://rosalieturner.com/
PLEASE NOTE: THE EVENT DETAILS WILL DEVIATE FROM OUR STANDARD MONTHLY REVIEW. I CHANGED THE START TIME TO 6:30PM (IT'S A HOLIDAY, HOPEFULLY YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORK THIS DAY) TO ACCOMMODATE MS. TURNER'S LONG COMMUTE TO BAY RIDGE, AND TO GIVE US TIME FOR MEET AND GREET/REFRESHMENTS BEFORE THE DISCUSSION.
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THIS LOOKS TO BE A MEMORABLE EVENING AND I'M EXCITED TO PRESENT IT.
Like a tornado, the civil rights movement struck Birmingham, Alabama in April 1963.
In this coming of age novel, two girls, one black and one white, enter into the pain and
prejudice of segregation in separate ways. The girls mature and pursue the same profession until one fateful day when a force of nature sweeps in and rearranges their lives. “March With Me” continues the kind of discussion that began with “The Help.”
Here’s what one reviewer said, giving MARCH WITH ME 5 stars:
"We encounter Bull Conner and the Birmingham Police and their use of fire hoses on
Letitia and her older brother Sam. The importance and influence of church and faith in the
black community rings throughout the story. I obtained an amazing look at what it was like to grow up as a middle class black family in the 1960s. The tragedy of the 16th Street Baptist Church being bombed and four innocent young black girls dying drives home the ignorance, anger, rage, and misunderstanding as well as stupid actions of some during this pivotal time in US history.
"Other events from the Civil Rights era fill the pages as we read of the march from Selma to Montgomery, the signing of the Civil Rights Act, the assassination of Dr. King and of the disproportional number of black men fighting in Vietnam.
"Rosalie Turner is one of the best storytellers writing. This book is must reading."