Journalist and Louisville native Sarah Garland is coming to Carmichael's!

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
2720 Frankfort Avenue
40206 Louisville
On Friday, February 15th at 7 PM, Carmichael's welcomes journalist and Louisville native Sarah Garland for a discussion of her new book Divided We Fail : The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation.

A court case that was originally filed in Louisville, was argued before the Supreme Court and, in 2007, officially ended the era of school desegregation— both changing how schools across America handle race and undermining the most important civil rights cases of the last century. Of course, this wasn’t the first federal lawsuit to challenge school desegregation. But it was the first—and only—one brought by African Americans.

In Divided We Fail, Sarah Garland deftly and sensitively tells the stories of the families and individuals who fought for and against desegregation. Please join us for this very important and timely event.
Divided We Fail: The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807001776
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Beacon Press - January 29th, 2013

Examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality