Author Event-MURDER ON SHADES MOUNTAIN: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for J
14th & V | Langston Room | May 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join us in the Langston Room for this Author event.  MURDER ON SHADES MOUNTAIN: The Legal Lynching of Willie Peterson and the Struggle for Justice in Jim Crow Birmingham

This riveting account of Jim Crow-era injustice exposes how courtrooms could function like lynch mobs when the defendant was black. Through scrupulous investigation of primary sources, Melanie S. Morrison sheds new light on the struggle for justice in Depression-era Birmingham. Murder on Shades Mountain is a testament to the courageous predecessors of present-day movements that demand an end to racial profiling, police brutality, and the criminalization of black men.

Melanie S. Morrison, Ph.D. is founder and executive director of Allies for Change. She is the author of The Grace of Coming Home: Spirituality, Sexuality, and the Struggle for Justice and her writing has appeared in numerous periodicals.


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