The civil rights movement is often defined narrowly, relegated to the 1950s and 1960s and populated by such colossal figures as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. Many forget that the movement was bigger than the figures on the frontline and that it grew from intellectual and historical efforts that continue today. In “Path to Grace: Reimagining the Civil Rights Movement,” Ethel Morgan Smith shines light on unsung heroes of the civil rights movement, the ordinary citizens working behind the scenes to make an impact in their communities.
Books will be available for purchase from The Novel Neighbor. Book signing to follow the conversation.
This program is presented in partnership with Missouri Humanities and St. Louis County Library Foundation as part of their Favorite Author Series.