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Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching

By Julie Buckner Armstrong

The Studio@620 welcomes author Julie Buckner Armstrong as she presents her newly published work "Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching". Join us for a book release party on Wednesday September 28th at 7:00 PM. The evening will include readings by the author as well as the Blue Scarf Collective performance group, a discussion with Question and Answer session followed by a reception and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Admission is a "pay what you will" donation at the door.


About the Book

Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching traces the reaction of activists, artists, writers, and local residents to the brutal lynching of a pregnant woman near Valdosta, Georgia. In 1918, the murder of a white farmer led to a week of mob violence that claimed the lives of at least eleven African Americans, including Hayes Turner. When his wife Mary vowed to press charges against the killers, she too fell victim to the mob. For more information visit The University of Georgia Press.

About the Author

Julie Buckner Armstrong is an associate professor of English at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg. She is coeditor of Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement: Freedom’s Bittersweet Song and editor of The Civil Rights Reader: American Literature from Jim Crow to Reconciliation (Georgia).

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