Wesley Lowery | American Whitelash: A Changing Nation and the Cost of Progress

Thu, July 20, 2023 7:30 P.M.
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In conversation with award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tracey Matisak

In American WhitelashWesley Lowery examines the cyclical pattern of violence that marks each watershed moment of racial progress in this country, most recently evidenced by the resurgence of white supremacist movements during and following Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential election. Formerly The Washington Post's lead journalist in Ferguson, Missouri, during the aftermath of the murder of African American teenager Michael Brown, Lowery, together with his team, won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting for the paper’s coverage of police shootings. He was a 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his project “Murder with Impunity,” and he is currently a contributing editor at The Marshall Project and a journalist-in-residence at the CUNY Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. His New York Times bestseller, They Can’t Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America’s Racial Justice Movement won the Christopher Isherwood Prize for autobiographical prose by the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

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Masks are welcome but are not required
Books will be available for purchase at the library on event night.
A book signing will follow the presentation.
Books provided by Uncle Bobbie's Coffee and Books

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