Friday, March 13, 2009

We're #1!

In honor of this year's 15th Virginia Festival for the Book, Charlottesville's alternative newsweekly The Hook is honoring its "15 picks for the 15th anniversary." Their number one pick for this year's festival?:
1. Stories from the Civil Rights Movement. The panel line-up may be heavy on the white guys, but UVA law profs Richard Bonnie and Mildred Wigfall Robinson co-edited a collection of 40 essays written by people who were in school when one of the most influential Supreme Court decisions was made. It's called Law Touched Our Hearts: A Generation Remembers Brown v. Board of Education. With Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides author Derek Catsam, and Peter Wallenstein, who wrote Higher Education and the Civil Rights Movement. [An unsung Civil Rights hero, John A. Stokes, who helped lead the Farmville student strike in 1951, will be talking at another event at Walton Middle School open only to students].
Noon Thursday, March 19, at UVA Bookstore

Sure, their motivation for plugging the panel has largely to do with another book, and I basically get dismissed as just another white guy, which I probably am, but there is no such thing as bad publicity, especially at such a powerhouse event as the Virginia Festival. If you are anywhere near Charlottesville, please do attend.


Slicer said...

And I believe we have discovered your epitaph: Derek Catsam, just another white guy.

Looking forward to this white guy invading the Queen City in a few days.

Anonymous said...

LOL...I'm sorry, You are a phenomenal white guy, that knows and has researched his shizzle!

dcat said...

1) I am phenomenally white.
2) I plan to descend upon Charlotte on Sunday night.


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El Aguila said...

Well, you are white, there is no doubt. But the Brother likes, his Brown Sugar!

dcat said...

Very, very white.
Mmmm, Brown Sugar.