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Meet the Author: Jeanne Theoharis

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Location Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC.
Date Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Duration   1 hours
Details Jeanne Theoharis - "A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History" In her award-winning The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, Theoharis revealed a gap between the popular image of Rosa Parks and the more complicated reality of her life and achievements. In her new book, Theoharis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of City University of New York, takes a similar approach to the civil rights movement itself, arguing that the movement has been diminished and simplified by being relegated to the status of a myth. Theoharis looks closely at eight key points, in each case finding that the legend has missed the breadth of the movement’s vision, the extent of the work it required, the diversity of the people engaged in the struggle, and the immense and persistent obstacles they faced.
Link http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/jeanne-theoharis-more-beautiful-and-terrible-history-uses-and-misuses-of-civil-rights
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