Author Ken Woodley will present from his new book, A Road to Healing: A Civil Rights Reparations Story in Prince Edward County, Virginia, at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, November 13, at Coffee Prose, across from the Millsaps College campus at 1619 N. West Street. Woodley will be joined by E. Ralph Eubanks, member of the Eudora Welty Foundation National Advisory Board and visiting professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, for discussion following the reading.

Free and open to the public, the program is the final of this semester’s Millsaps Visiting Writers Series and is a partnership between Millsaps, Tougaloo College, and the Eudora Welty Foundation. A reception will follow the program and copies of Woodley’s and Eubanks’ books will be available for sale.

Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) writes the following of A Road to Healing: “Barbara Johns lit the lamp and Ken Woodley used it to light the way. His ultimate lesson is that you often do not cure the great ills of the world by grand gestures: you start small and in your own backyard.”

Sen. Tim Kaine writes, “The Road to Healing shows the twists and turns and the slowly growing wisdom of a community turning from past to future. But the work is never done. And we so need examples to help us persevere in that work. Woodley gives us such an example.”

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