ABHM Book Club Presents: Our Town By Cynthia Carr

Our Town book discussion

In memory and honor of Thomas Shipp, Abram Smith and our Founder Dr. James Cameron; who were lynched in Marion, IN, this month’s book club read will be Cynthia Carr’s Our Town. Carr, who grew up in Marion and later became a journalist, explores the issues of race, loyalty, and memory in America through the lens of this lynching that occurred in Marion but could have happened anywhere. Part mystery, part history, part true crime saga, Our Town is a riveting read that lays bare a raw and little-chronicled facet of our national memory and provides a starting point toward reconciliation with the past.

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