Paul Hendrickson to Discuss "Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and its Legacy" at Penn Humanities Forum

Monday, March 3, 2003

WHO:

Paul Hendrickson, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and author of "Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and its Legacy"

WHAT: Discussion and signing of his latest book, "Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and its Legacy"
WHEN: March 25 at 6 p.m.
WHERE:

3619 Locust Walk, University of Pennsylvania

Paul Hendrickson, professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania, will read and discuss his latest book, "Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and its Legacy," March 25 at 6 p.m. at 3619 Locust Walk on Penn's campus. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by e-mailing humanities@sas.upenn.edu.

A prize-winning feature writer for the Washington Post for more than 20 years, Hendrickson teaches nonfiction writing at Penn. He is the author of: "Looking for the Light," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and "The Living and the Dead: Robert McNamara and Five Lives of a Lost War," a National Book Award finalist, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and one of the Publisher's Weekly Best Books of the Year.

In telling the stories of seven white Mississippi sheriffs, Hendrickson gives a revealing view of racism in America in 1962. But his ultimate focus is on the part this legacy has played in the lives of their families and how the racial bigotry of those men has been transformed or has remained untouched in their children and grandchildren.

This Penn Humanities Forum event is in association with Alfred A. Knopf and Penn's Kelly Writers House.

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