Conversation and reading with author Claire Hartfield

Thursday, June 27

7pm at Augustana Lutheran Church

On a hot day in July 1919, five black youths went swimming in Lake Michigan, unintentionally floating close to the “white” beach. An angry white man began throwing stones at the boys, striking and killing one. Racial conflict on the beach erupted into days of urban violence that shook the city of Chicago to its foundations.

Winner of the 2019 Coretta Scott King Award for outstanding young adults’ literature by an African-American author

Sponsored by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Interfaith Council