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Spring 2016 Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussions

Two book discussions have been scheduled for the Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion series.  Those wishing to participate are invited to register so that they are kept informed should there be any postponements due to weather or other factors.

Monday, February 22:  Discussion of Behind the Scenes, or Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley, led by Karen Weyler of the English Department.
7 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library 2nd floor, UNCG.  FREE.

Monday, March 14: Discussion of  Black Dogs by Ian McEwan, led by Keith Gorman of the University Libraries
4 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library 2nd floor, UNCG.  FREE.
For more information or to request  disability accommodations, please contact Barry Miller at 336-256-0112 or

Journalist and Novelist Peter Golden to Speak at UNCG on January 25 at 4 pm

"While many Americans became aware of the efforts to end segregation in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the Brown v. Board of Education decision and a year later during the Montgomery bus boycott, which put Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks on the front pages of newspapers, the fact is that the modern civil rights movement was born during the run-up to the Second World War and led by the “Negro” press.”   So argues journalist and novelist Peter Golden, who will speak at 4 pm on January 25 in the Hodges Reading Room in UNCG’s Jackson Library.  His topic will be “The Impact of World War II on Segregation.”

Peter Golden is an award-winning journalist, historian, and novelist who, during the course of his long and varied career, has interviewed  Presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush; Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger, Alexander Haig, George Shultz, and Lawrence Eagleburger;  Israeli Prime Ministers Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres…