Authors on the Hill: Professor Jorge Santos (Canceled)

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
Dinand Library Levis Browsing Room
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Lecture - Speaker
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Laura Wilson
508-793-3886
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Dinand Library
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https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=12883

Join Professor Jorge Santos for a reading and discussion of his recent publication, "Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics," published by University of Texas Press. The history of America’s civil rights movement is marked by narratives that we hear retold again and again. This has relegated many key figures and turning points to the margins, but graphic novels and graphic memoirs present an opportunity to push against the consensus and create a more complete history.
 
Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement showcases five vivid examples of this: Ho Che Anderson's King (2005), which complicates the standard biography of Martin Luther King Jr.; Congressman John Lewis's three-volume memoir, March (2013–2016); Darkroom (2012), by Lila Quintero Weaver, in which the author recalls her Argentinian father’s participation in the movement and her childhood as an immigrant in the South; the bestseller The Silence of Our Friends, by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell (2012), set in Houston's Third Ward in 1967; and Howard Cruse's Stuck Rubber Baby (1995), whose protagonist is a closeted gay man involved in the movement.
 
In choosing these five works, Jorge Santos also explores how this medium allows readers to participate in collective memory making, and what the books reveal about the process by which history is (re)told, (re)produced, and (re)narrativized. Concluding the work is Santos’s interview with Ho Che Anderson.
 
This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at llwilson@holycross.edu, or at 508-793-3886.

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