Boyle's book, which focuses on the year 1925 in Detroit,
has been described as "a poignant biography, a tour
de force of historical detective work, a gripping courtroom
drama, and a powerful reflection on race relations
in America" (Prof. Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania).
The event is sponsored
by the M.A. in Liberal Studies
Program, Dept. of History, and College of Arts
and Sciences. This events take place, Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Rooms A and B of the Oakland
map). This event is free and open to the public.
Judge Morcom received her law degree from Wayne State University's
Law School. She spent two years, 1964 and 1965, in Mississippi
as Southern Regional Director of the National Lawyers Guild
Committee for Legal Assistance to the South. Her committee
gave legal assistance to civil rights activists seeking
voter registration, desegregation of public facilities, and
racial equity. She later was Co-Chair of The Michigan Committee
to Free Angela Davis and the Wilmington 10 Defense Committee.
She was active in the anti-Vietnam war movement and the effort
to end police brutality. She was County Circuit Judge from
1983 until her retirement in 1999.
If you have any questions, please contact History
Department for further information (370-3510).
Oakland University, Kresge Library
2200 N Squirrel Rd., Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370 - 4426