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Rebels with a Cause: Charles Marsh at Festival of the Book

  • Jefferson African American Heritage Center 233 4th Street NW Charlottesvillem VA 22903 USA (map)

Rebels With a Cause

Fri. March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hal Crowther (Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners) and Charles Marsh (Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith & Justice) discuss their collections of biographical essays on unexpected and underappreciated leaders in struggles for justice and equality.

Why should you attend?

“Crowther’s inimitable voice either soothes like bourbon or burns like whisky throughout this clear-eyed collection.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“This [Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers] is a book we need right now. Not only because it is beautifully written, entrancing, and funny, but perhaps even more so because it is a book of complexity and truth. Very often it is about people fighting the good fight, whether that be through activism, prayer, or—most often—the arts.” —Silas House, author of Southernmost

“Marsh enters the religion-and-politics fray in this provocative, and even prophetic, manifesto.” —Publishers Weekly