August 26, 2020
About Jeffrey Blount's novel, "The Emancipation of Evan Walls:"
ONLINE: Discussion with Jeffrey Blount, Author of "The Emancipation of Evan Walls"
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Join us on Zoom, Wednesday, August 26th at 7 pm for a talk by local author Jeffrey Blount about his recent novel "The Emancipation of Evan Walls" and the topic of racial bullying, followed by a brief audience Q&A. Jeffrey is an Emmy award-winning television director, spending over 3 decades at NBC, and a 2016 inductee to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. Mr. Blount will be interviewed by his wife Jeanne Meserve, an award-winning anchor and correspondent, formerly with CNN and ABC News, who now works worldwide as a moderator, and a security analyst for Canada’s CTV News.
To request a Zoom invite, please email Marshall Webster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is June 1968. The Civil Rights movement is winding down after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr. Negroes in the town of Canaan, Virginia have been used to acting the same, thinking the same and sharing in the unadulterated hatred of a common enemy. Evan is ten years old and, in the jargon of the times, young, gifted and black. In the presence of his parents and a summer porch gathering of their friends, he makes a startling declaration. From that moment on, the central question of his life is born. Is he black enough?