Jo Ivester and Andrew Feiler

Tue. Nov 17, 2015 at 12:00pm EST
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Jo Ivester, Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960s Deep South

In Conversation with Billy Planer, Founder and Director, Etgar 36

In 1967, when Jo Ivester was 10  years old, her father transplanted his young family from a suburb of Boston to a small town in the heart of the Mississippi cotton fields, where he became the medical director of a clinic that served the poor population for miles around. But ultimately it was not Ivester’s father but her mother―a stay-at-home mother of four who became a high school English teacher when the family moved to the South― who made the most enduring mark on the town. In The Outskirts of Hope, Ivester uses journals left by her mother, as well as writings of her own, to paint a vivid, moving, and inspiring portrait of her family’s experiences living and working in an all-black town during the height of the Civil Rights Movement.

Andrew Feiler, Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color: The Past, Present, and Future of One Historically Black College

In the spirit of those photographers who have documented the physical decline of our valued institutions—from small family farms to entire cities—Andrew Feiler points his lens at one embattled place, Atlanta’s Morris Brown College, and dares us to look away. This gathering of 60 images, along with the essays that frame them, gives us a new way to think about the too often troubled status of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

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Dunwoody, GA 30338