Great Michigan Read

October 11, 2011

“Join the statewide discussion about an incredible moment in Michigan history”

Read the book by Kevin Boyle Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age and join the entire state in a book club from the Michigan Humanities Council.   There are many events happening between now and June 2012.  Tons of details can be found here:

An author tour will kick off October 22, 2011 at the Alpena County Library.  To see the full author tour schedule, click here:

Some events in the Detroit area include:  “Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City’s Majestic Ruins,” October 20, 2011, 7 PM, Orion Township Public Library,  “Detroit in the Roaring Twenties,” October 25, 2011, 7 PM, Plymouth District Library, and “Arc of Justice Dramatization and Panel Discussion,” January 14, 2012, 1 PM, Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History.

In addition, “We Don’t Want Them,” a traveling exhibit produced in partnership with Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion will stop at the Greater Flint Arts Council / Flint Transit Authority (downtown Flint transfer station), Three Rivers Public Library (Three Rivers), Davenport University (Grand Rapids), Peter White Public Library (Marquette), Detroit Science Center (Detroit), Interlochen / Traverse Area District Library / Dennos Museum Center (Traverse City), Castle Museum of Saginaw History / Saginaw News (Saginaw), Old Mill Museum (Dundee), and Artworks (Big Rapids).