Please join the Michigan Humanities Council for the Grand Finale of the 2011-12 Great Michigan Read Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder In the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle on June 25 at the Dennos Museum Center.
Michigan Humanities Council and Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael F. Cavanagh invite you to the 2011-12 Great Michigan Read Grand Finale with Arc of Justice author Kevin Boyle. Come celebrate an unprecedented year of engagement and conversation in over 300 communities with over one million readers and participants.
$100 for one ticket or $150 for two tickets (Sponsor tickets include admission to the reception and program)
$30 Advance Purchase / $35 At the Door / $10 Student
Special Book Club Rates are available. Please contact Amanda at (517) 372-7770 for more information
After an extremely successful year, the 2011-12 Great Michigan Read program is nearing its end. Three hundred schools, libraries, churches, book clubs and more teamed up to reach thousands of Michiganians in the reading and discussion of this year’s book, Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age.
Written by Detroit-native and Ohio State University History Professor Kevin Boyle, Arc of Justice, tells the story of African American physician Ossian Sweet and the chain of events that occurred after his family moved into an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925.
Partners in more than 50 of Michigan’s 83 counties held film nights, group discussions, jazz concerts and lecture series all surrounding the topics discussed in Arc of Justice. In addition, 11 sites in nine cities hosted a Great Michigan Read traveling exhibit, entitled We Don’t Want Them.
Through historic photographs and documents, this exhibit places Arc of Justice into a broader context of policies and practices that limited where some could live, thus impacting their past and present quality of life. The exhibit toured Flint, Three Rivers, Grand Rapids, Marquette, Detroit, Traverse City, and Saginaw. Through May, the exhibit will be on display at the Old Mill Museum in Dundee, and in June it will be on display at Artworks: Big Rapids in Big Rapids.