Rebels With a Cause

Fri. March 22, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

233 4th St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Hosted by: UVA LGBT Committee for Faculty and Staff


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Hal Crowther (Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers: A Gallery of Memorable Southerners) and Charles Marsh (Can I Get a Witness? Thirteen Peacemakers, Community Builders, and Agitators for Faith & Justice) discuss their collections of biographical essays on unexpected and underappreciated leaders in struggles for justice and equality. Book sales and signing will follow. FREE to attend and open to the public.

Why should you attend?

“Crowther’s inimitable voice either soothes like bourbon or burns like whisky throughout this clear-eyed collection.” —Publisher’s Weekly

“This [Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers] is a book we need right now. Not only because it is beautifully written, entrancing, and funny, but perhaps even more so because it is a book of complexity and truth. Very often it is about people fighting the good fight, whether that be through activism, prayer, or—most often—the arts.” —Silas House, author of Southernmost

“Marsh enters the religion-and-politics fray in this provocative, and even prophetic, manifesto.” —Publishers Weekly