April 26, 2019
- Claire Hartfield Reading from 'A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919'
- Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Western Illinois Museum
201 S. Lafayette St.
Macomb, IL 61455
- Description: The Western Illinois Museum with WIU Departments of English and History, along with the WIU Expanding Cultural Diversity Project, and McDonough County chapter of the NAACP hosts award-winning author Claire Hartfield for a reading from her most recent book, A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 (Clarion, 2018). Drawing on first-hand accounts from her grandmother, the author examines the racial tensions created as waves of Southern blacks, like her grandmother, migrated north. The author recently commented, “I want to share this story with young people to give them perspective on the world they are facing now and tools for shaping better ways to move forward.” The program provides an opportunity to meet the author and hear her read from this award-winning, personal, and timely publication.
The program will be held at the Western Illinois Museum on Friday, April 26th. The doors will open at 4:30 pm and her presentation will begin at 5:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served and there is a suggested $5 donation at the door.
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