WilmU Book Club
July 2020 | Grace Will Lead Us Home
Thursday, July 30, 2020
Online through Zoom
Please join the WilmU Book Club for an online discussion of Jennifer Berry Hawes' book, Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Church Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness. Facilitators for the discussion will be, Dr. Adrienne Bey and Dr. Terri Trent from the Center for Teaching Excellence.
Students, Faculty, Alumni and Staff are all welcome!
Register here to reserve your spot.
Use the Zoom link above to join the conversation online.
Borrow the ebook or audiobook on Overdrive through your local library! More details here.
'Emanuel' Documentary Watch Party
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Join the WilmU Book Club for a screening of the documentary, Emanuel, based on the events described and analyzed by Hawes in her book. Reserve your spot here!
ABOUT THE BOOK
A deeply moving work of narrative nonfiction on the tragic shootings at the Mother Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jennifer Berry Hawes.
On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine innocents during their closing prayer horrified the nation. Two days later, some relatives of the dead stood at Roof’s hearing and said, “I forgive you.” That grace offered the country a hopeful ending to an awful story. But for the survivors and victims’ families, the journey had just begun.
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