[act-ma] Subject line: 01/16 Writing Race: NEW BOY (Wed)

janet at communitychangeinc.org janet at communitychangeinc.org
Fri Jan 11 07:47:30 PST 2008


  THE BOSTON AFRICAN AMERICAN NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE and

COMMUNITY CHANGE, INC.

  Present

  WRITING RACE: MEMORY & IMAGINATION

Readings by Boston Authors

JANUARY 16, 2008 (Wednesday)
The Honorable Judge Julian Houston reads from New Boy.

As the first black student in an elite Connecticut boarding school in  
the late 1950s, Rob Garrett, 16, knows he is making history. He works  
hard not to fall off the honor roll, even as he misses his home in  
Virginia and feels like a stranger in the dorm and in class. When his  
friends in the South plan a sit-in against segregation, he knows he  
must be part of it. The Honorable Judge Julian Houston writes from  
the inside about the civil rights struggle, always clear about the  
blatant racism and the differences within the African American  
community as they cut across class, region, and generations. New Boy  
is especially appealing to youth readers.

The Museum of African American History
The Abiel Smith School
46 Joy Street
Beacon Hill, Boston MA
6:30-8:30 p.m.

  ASL/ENGLISH INTERPRETATION WILL BE PROVIDED AT ALL READINGS

Writing Race: Memory and Imagination is funded through the generous  
support of the African American Experience Fund.

There is no admission charge for this event.

For more information visit www.communitychangeinc.org or call  
617-523-0555.
  
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