RACE: Facing History and Ourselves - Charlemont, MA
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM

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Charlemont Federated Church
175 Main Street
Charlemont, MA 01339-0248

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Susan Purdy

Charlemont Forum

This year’s Charlemont Forum will feature author Josephine Bolling McCall, who penned The Penalty for Success: My Father was Lynched in Lowndes County, Alabama. Bolling McCall will speak about her family’s experience, one of the 4,000 lynchings that occurred in the South over a 75-year period. She will be joined by activists Karin Kunstler and Neal Goldman, who will share their stories, also dating back to the 60s.

Kunstler, daughter of renowned civil rights lawyer, William Kunstler, is Deputy Head of the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. She attended Tougaloo College, a historically Black College, for a semester in the height of the civil rights era in 1963.  

Goldman, as a Yale Law School student married to Kunstler, witnessed the Selma marches with Martin Luther King Jr. at the urging of his father-in-law. Together with his wife, they have returned to the South on various occasions as observers of civil rights changes over the years.  

Through a moderated Q&A session, audience and speakers will engage each other and reflect on racism in our day. All are welcome.
Contact Susan Purdy with questions: sspurdy285@gmail.com. Download a flyer here.