Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Riot remembered at Auburn Avenue Research Library

This Saturday, September 26, at 4 pm, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, a special library within the Atlanta-Fulton County Library System, will host an authors' discussion on the 1906 Atlanta race riot, one of the most brutal in American history.

The event will feature Rebecca Burns, author of RAGE IN THE GATE CITY, and author/educator June Dobbs Butts, daughter of prominent African American leader John Wesley Dobbs (and contributor of a foreword to Burns's book.) The discussion will be moderated by Georgia State history professor Clifford Kuhn (LIVING ATLANTA).

The event is free and open to the public and will be held in the Authors' and Writers' Lounge on the third floor of the library.