Saturday, January 28, 2023 | 2 pm | Hybrid
Free with museum admission, but registration is requested

Join us for a liberating author talk that celebrates Reading Douglass, an exhibition exploring reading as an act of resistance and restoration that can profoundly impact our lives.  This book discussion will feature The Lewis Museum’s Executive Director Terri Lee Freeman in conversation with guest author Treopia Green Washington about memoir book, In Spite Of….  in which the author shares her experience living during the Jim Crow era. Green Washington grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, in a community determined to protect its children, as much as possible, from the cruelty of segregation laws designed to make people feel “less than.”

In spite of, Treopia’s family and community created an environment where she and her brothers, Ernest and Scott, grew up believing in themselves. In 1957, a pivotal year in the course of their life stories, Ernest chose to be one of the nine high school students who integrated Central High School in the face of shocking violence. Treopia describes their parents’ guidance that helped them develop the inner strength and conviction they needed to succeed in their lives, each in their own way. For Treopia, it was through following her path as an educator. She chronicles her many teaching adventures and the enriching experiences she’s had since leaving the classroom. Through it all, Treopia finds her mother’s wisdom, inscribed in her heart and mind, never leads her astray.

A book signing will follow.  Museum visitors can also view the Reading Douglass exhibit during this author talk event.

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