Wednesday, November 17 at 7 p.m.
The Friends of the J. V. Fletcher Library invite you to attend our virtual 2021 Annual Meeting featuring E. Dolores Johnson, author of Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love.
Free & open to all.
Zoom instructions will be emailed to you after registration.In Say I’m Dead, Dolores Johnson writes about the mixed-race experience in America, focused on black-white unions and inspired by her family’s experiences. In 1942 her black father and white mother fled Indiana’s Klan and anti-miscegenation laws to legally marry in New York, 24 years before the Supreme Court made mixed-race marriage legal.
Say I’m Dead is a memoir of secrets, separation, and transformation, chronicling four generations who overturned forbidden race-mixing norms amid America’s persistent bigotry.
A brief business meeting of Friends members will precede the program. Click here for the slate of officers for 2021-2022.