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Harriet Beecher Stowe Freedom Writer Award: Wesley Lowery

June 14, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm













6:30 pm reception/7 pm program
Free to members/$10 non-members
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call 513-621-0717 OR email reservations@mercantilelibrary.com

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture & Freedom Writer Award.  Lecture by award-recipient whose work best exemplifies “writing to change the world.”

The Stowe Lecture is in June of each year, as close as possible to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s birthdate, June 14. It is named for Stowe, who lectured at The Mercantile Library in 1857.


New York Times Editors’ Choice
One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 —Publishers Weekly
One of the Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2016 — Elle
11 Fall Books We Can’t Wait to Read — Seattle Times
A best book of fall 2016 — Boston Globe
One of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s 20 Books to Watch, fall 2016
One of Vulture’s “7 Books You Need to Read this November”

A deeply reported book that brings alive the quest for justice in the deaths of Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, and Freddie Gray, offering both unparalleled insight into the reality of police violence in America and an intimate, moving portrait of those working to end it.


Wesley Lowery is a national reporter for the Washington Post who covers law enforcement and justice. He was the paper’s lead reporter in Ferguson, Missouri and covering the Black Lives Matter protest movement, and was a member of the team awarded the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for the paper’s coverage of police shootings. His reporting has also appeared in Sports Illustrated, The Boston Globe, The Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. 








June 14, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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