Book Talk: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption
The public is invited to a book talk by Scott Pleasant, co-author of Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption, on Wednesday, September 30 at 3:00 pm in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
Lines of Scrimmage is the story of an historic boycott by thirty-one black players on a high school football team in Conway, South Carolina in 1989. The season-long strike severed the town along racial lines, as it became clear that the incident was about much more than football. It was about the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and other points of tension and oppression that many people in Conway—and the South—had wrongly assumed were settled. While the 1989 season is long over, the story reverberates today
Scott Pleasant is the writing center coordinator at Coastal Carolina University. His work has appeared in Southern Discourse.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information on the program, call 334-844-4903 or visit www.auburn.edu/cah.
Last Updated: December 15, 2016