Evanston native Mary Barr as she reads from her new book "Friends Disappear: The Battle for Racial Equality in Evanston" at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Community Meeting Room at the Evanston Public Library.
Described by NU's Dr. Martha Biondi as "a perceptive, moving, and at times turbulent portrait of Evanston," Friends Disappear delves into the history of Evanston's neighborhoods, schools, and work life to unearth and examine the community's "detrimental myth of integration."
Dr. Barr will take questions following her reading, and copies of her book will be available to purchase courtesy of The Book Stall.
Dr. Mary Barr is a lecturer at Clemson University. She holds a Ph.D. in African American Studies and Sociology from Yale University. Everyone is welcome, but please register online or by calling (847) 448-8620.
Part of the 11 Months of African American History series, and the community wide, "RACE: Are We So Different?" program series and museum exhibit, in collaboration with the YWCA Evanston Northshore and the Illinois Holocaust Museum.