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Indiana Native Tracks The Freedom Riders And Their Message

Indiana native, B.J. Hollars, now a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, has a deep interest in the American civil rights movement and flair for creative nonfiction that have converged in a new book called "The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders."

Credit Courtesy/B.J. Hollars
Tools of the trade for B.J. Hollars, that he has utilized to produce three books on the history of America's Civil Rights.

When WBOI's Julia Meek learned that Hollars was in town for an author visit at the downtown Public Library, she invited him into the studio to discuss how his interest in this important part of America's history developed, and where the journey has led.

Event Information:

Author Visit @ Downtown Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
7:00 p.m.

Find more information about  the author and his writings at the B.J. Hollars website.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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