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"Who Framed Rosa Parks?" - Brenna Wynn Greer on the history of Black imagemakers.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Geraldine Brooks reflects on her novel "Year of Wonders"; and a tale of love and loss written by a 6th grade student.

depression line hero In 1937, eight years into the Great Depression, Life magazine published "American Way", taken by Margaret Bourke-White, a noted documentary photographer.
courtesy Brenna W. Greer

Arizona Spotlight

February 18, 2021

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Featured on the February 18th, 2021 edition of ARIZONA SPOTLIGHT with host Mark McLemore:

As a guest of the University of Arizona, Brenna Wynn Greer will give a live Zoom presentation called “Who Framed Rosa Parks? The Photographic Legacy of Civil Rights Icons", on February 18th, 2021 from 4 - 5 PM.

represented book cover unsized VIEW LARGER The cover of “Represented: The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Citizenship”, by Brenna Wynn Greer.

brenna wynn greer presentation hero Brynna Wynn Greer presents research she conducted for her book “Represented: The Black Imagemakers Who Reimagined African American Citizenship”.

  • Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Geraldine Brooks’ best-selling career began in 2001, with Year of Wonders. It told the story of a woman in the year 1666, struggling to make sense of her world during an outbreak of the Bubonic plague. Mark talks with Geraldine Brooks about how her book explores many aspects of pandemic life that ring true today.

Geraldine Brooks will appear live - via Zoom - on Thursday, February 25th, 2021 at 11 AM, as a guest of the Tucson Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee. This event will benefit Sustaining the Mind, a Brandeis National Committee fund that supports neuroscience research into diseases including ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's, and creates science scholarships at Brandeis University. For more information, call Sorkey Fortman at 520-390-7358.

year of wonders book cover unsized VIEW LARGER Geraldine Brooks' first novel, "Year of Wonders", was released in 2001.
  • And, Literacy Connects presents a radio edition of “Stories That Soar!”. This Tucson non-profit empowers students of all ages by bringing the stories they write to life, using the talents of professional actors and musicians. Listen to "Lemons", an affecting story of love and loss, written by Shayden, a 6th grade author from Homer Davis Elementary in the Flowing Wells School District.
storie sthat soar lemons spotlight Members of the "Stories That Soar!" performance troupe bring 6th grader Shayden's story "Lemons" to life on stage.
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