S.2 Ep. 20 – Local Author Margaret Edds

On this episode we hear a recording of a library event discussing the South’s most influential grassroots legal team that challenged racial segregation in mid-century America.

Katie read Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe

Abby read Hot Dog Girl by Jennifer Dugan and Dread Nation by Justina Ireland

Next we hear a recording of an author event that took place at the Northside Library in July.  Journalist and historian, Margaret Edds discusses her latest book We Face the Dawn, the story of Virginians Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the legal team that dismantled Jim Crow. 

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