Highland County District Library & Southern State Community College  present
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a kaleidoscope history of an integration battle in my hometown

by Susan Grace Banyas

Spuyten Duyvil Press NYC
excerpts & multi-media monologues by Banyas with SSCC Actors, co-directed with Rainee Angles with music score by jazz composer David Ornette Cherry, joined onstage by Storytellers from the book 

Thursday May 30, 7:30 pm
Daniels Auditorium, SSCC campus
Hillsboro, Ohio   

reception & book signing following performance

book also online at Spuyten Duyvil, Amazon, TextbookX, Barnes and Noble, AbeBooks

VOICES from the Book
Top photo from left:
Marching Mothers, 1955 . Philip Partridge, County Engineer, 1950's.  Tom Partridge, son of Philip, with dog, 2012. Edith Banyas & Girlfriend, early 1930's.  David Ornette Cherry, composer and collaborator, 2008, Clara Alfreida Goodrich, 2003, preservationist.  Sally Williams, Marching Mother, 1955.  Merle Hudson, Gertrude Clemons Hudson, Joyce Clemons Kittrell, 2006. The Honorable Constance Baker Motley with James Meredith and Medgar Evers, 1962. Lewis Goins, 2006, classmate. Elizabeth Edwards (seated) and Robert Edwards, (leaning on fence), my Quaker great-great Grandparents, photo from 1870's., farmhouse "safe house" on Underground Railroad.  John Banyas, far right/Banyas Buick Company,1955The Gorden Girls, Carol, Connie, Linda 2006, The Honorable Judge Nathaniel Jones, 2003. William Edwards, my great-grandfather 1865. Hannibal Hawk Williams, 1865, grandfather of Clara Goodrich. Elsie Stewart Young, Marching Mother, 2016 .Doris Cumberland Woods, 2003.  Dick Lukens, 2006. Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth, 2006. Eleanor Curtis Cumberland, 2016. Pam Limes, 2015. Michael Kean, author of first scholarship on the case, 1971, husband of Connie Gorden, 2013. Tamara Rogers, left with me, 2013.  

"Memory has profound resonance in our time of relative truth, greed and indifference to history. This powerful book is more relevant than ever."  
--Meredith Monk, Composer/ Director/ Performer.
"In the spirit of the best of Studs Terkel...the lost voices of ordinary and extraordinary people who made our American history." --Pat Ferrero, Filmmaker, Professor InterArts & Cinema, San Francisco State University
"Skillfully brings together memory and history, word and image, the personal and the political."  --Jon Wiener, Professor Emeritus of History, U of CA, Irvine, Author, How We Forgot the Cold War and Contributing Editor at The Nation
"Anyone who reads it will be challenged to look at their own memories, their family histories, and how these fit in to the larger picture." --John David Porter, Social Studies teacher, Cleveland School of the Arts, Ohio