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When Hate Comes to Town: How Communities Respond

Author James S. Hirsch

Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Needham High School Auditorium, 609 Webster Street, Needham.

Free and open to the public

Co-sponsors: the Needham Human Rights Committee and Friends of the Needham Public Library

In Riot and Remembrance: The Tulsa Race War and Its Legacy (Houghton Mifflin, 2002), best-selling author James S. Hirsch recalls the burning of a predominantly black neighborhood of Tulsa in 1921 by white citizens reacting to inflammatory talk and headlines, and how succeeding generations have handled the legacy of this event.

Hirsch, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, spoke about Two Souls Indivisible (Houghton Mifflin, 2004), the survival story of two POWs in Vietnam, before an overflow audience last year for Friends of the Library.

For insightful commentary, this time on behalf of Needham’s “No Place for Hate” month, set aside the evening of March 31 to hear this fellow Needham resident speak.

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