Beth Macy (Truevine) and Patrick Phillips (Blood at the Root) share a conversation that unveils a history of racial terrorism in the Jim Crow South, with stories that begin in twentieth century Truevine, Va., and Forsyth County, Ga., and carry consequences through today.
Why should you attend?
“This compelling account of one family’s tragic exploitation provides an important lens through which America’s tortured racial history and the cruel legacy of Jim Crow can be seen anew.”―Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy
“Some would say that Patrick Phillips should leave well enough alone and keep quiet… But [his] voice is too honest, too brave, and too brilliant to be silenced. With a poet’s gift for music, and with a detective’s dedication to the facts, Blood at the Root faces the specter of a bloody history without turning its back on the hope that the present has brought us. If the truth sets us free, this book will give you wings.”―Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow
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