Editor

Bedenbaugh, Robin A.

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Description

In 2016, the citizens of Knoxville, Tennessee, joined in a community reading program called the Big Read. Knoxvillians read Ernest Gaines's book A Lesson Before Dying, and community groups hosted a series of lectures, book discussions, film screenings, and dramatic performances that immersed the community in a five-week conversation on racism.

This book of essays is the University of Tennessee Libraries' contribution to Knoxville's Big Read. The Libraries put out a community-wide call for written responses to A Lesson Before Dying and was richly rewarded with the thoughtful and heartfelt commentaries gathered here.

ISBN

978-0-9860803-109

Publication Date

2017

Publisher

Newfound Press, University of Tennessee Libraries

City

Knoxville

Keywords

African Americans, Southern States -- Race Relations, Racism, Ernest J. Gaines -- Criticism and interpretation.

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement

Toward Justice: Reflections on A Lesson Before Dying

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