Offsite Event: Seth Kotch and William Sturkey present "Life & Death in the Jim Crow South" at the CHPL

Offsite Event: Seth Kotch and William Sturkey present "Life & Death in the Jim Crow South" at the CHPL

Thursday 9/26, 6 pm @ the Chapel Hill Public Library

In collaboration with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for the Study of the American South, the Chapel Hill Public Library, and Flyleaf Books

Join two of Carolina’s engaging scholars at the Chapel Hill Public Library as they discuss “Life & Death in the Jim Crow South” through the lens of their newly released books. Dr. William Sturkey, author of Hattiesburg: An American City in Black & White, will examine the lives of the people who struggled to uphold Jim Crow and those who fought to tear down a racist and unjust system. Dr. Seth Kotch, author of Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina, will explore Jim Crow’s relationship to the death penalty in North Carolina. A conversation with both authors, moderated by UNC-Chapel Hill faculty member Dr. Lyneise Williams, will follow.

This event is free & open to the public.

Copies of Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina by Seth Kotch and Hattiesburg: An American City in Black & White by William Sturkey will be available for purchase from Flyleaf Books.


Event date: 
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Lethal State: A History of the Death Penalty in North Carolina (Justice) Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781469649870
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of North Carolina Press - February 25th, 2019

Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and White Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780674976351
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Belknap Press - March 28th, 2019