Celebrating Rosa Parks And The Maids Of Mississippi


This will be an Evening of Reading, Conversation and Discussion Jonathan Odell’s just released novel, “Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League” (Maiden Lane Press) pays tribute to the unsung heroes of the Civil Rights Movement, the brave women who took a stand against the violent onslaught of white resistance.

Join Jon for a special evening of reading, conversation and discussion on Saturday, February 7 @ 6pm at SCAD Museum of Art , 601 Turner Blvd, in Savannah. Making a rare appearance will be Margaret Block, veteran civil rights advocate from Cleveland, Mississippi. The special book launch event is free and open to the public.

Jonathan’s book tells the story of everyday women, black and white, who turn the small fictional town of Delphi, Mississippi, on its head at the same time Rosa Parks is bringing down the white establishment in Montgomery. Pat Conroy says , “ Jonathan Odell can take his place in the distinguished pantheon of Southern authors.”

Jonathan Odell is the author of two novels, the critically acclaimed, THE HEALING (Nan A. Talese/ Doubleday 2012) and The View From Delphi (Macadam/ Cage, 2004). He is a Mississippi native. Ms. Block planned organizing events and protest demonstrations in Mississippi and worked alongside influential members of the movement, including Fannie Lou Hamer, Stokely Carmichael and Lawrence Guyot, the founding chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She shares her personal remembrances of the Civil Rights Era.

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