Join Us at the Savannah Book Festival

Continuing our exploration of the theme of Courage, Compassion, and Community in Action, we are proud to co-sponsor with the Sentient Bean a talk and book signing by authors of The Wrong Side of Murder Creek – Robert Zellner and Constance Curry –  as part of the Savannah Book Festival on Saturday, February 7th at 11:00 a.m. in the Rotunda at the Telfair Academy at 121 Barnard Street on Telfair Square.

 

The son and grandson of Klansmen, Bob Zellner became the first white southerner to serve as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).His life a virtual roadmap of social responsibility, Zellner served the Civil Rights Movement tirelessly and has dedicated his life to protesting on behalf of social change and equal rights. In his memoir, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek, A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement with Constance Curry, Zellner tells how one white Alabamian joined ranks with the black students who were sitting-in, marching, fighting, and sometimes dying to challenge the Southern “way of life” during the turbulent 1960s.

 

 

Atlanta-based co-author Constance Curry graduated from Agnes Scott College both Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 1955. After studying abroad as a Fulbright Scholar, she returned to Atlanta in 1960. She was the first white woman appointed to the SNCC executive board. From 1964 to 1975, she worked as a field representative for the American Friends Services Committee. The civil rights veteran has written several books, including the award-winning Silver Rights, from which she produced a documentary film entitled The Intolerable Burden. Curry has also published Mississippi Harmony: Memoirs of a Freedom Fighter and Aaron Henry: The Fire Ever Burning.

 

 

Sponsored by Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy and The Sentient Bean

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