Book groups are gatherings that usually last one-semester. They are charged with the goal of fostering campus dialogue through viewing and discussing informative books.
These groups are faculty run and are usually held in CETL. For those who do attend any of these book groups, CETL provides the book. What a deal!
If you are interested in facilitating a book group that corresponds with the book group goal feel free to contact CETL for more information. Let us know if you have any questions.
Spring 2015 Book Groups
Opening the Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil Rights in Tuscaloosa
Join B.J. Hollars as he
facilitates discussions on his award-winning nonfiction book, Opening the
Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Civil
Rights in Tuscaloosa.The book recounts
the story of Governor George Wallace's infamous Stand in the Schoolhouse Door,
as well as the federal government and university's response.Additionally, the book also delves into the
little known story of Reverend T.Y. Rogers--a protégé to Dr. King--who used the
university's successful desegregation as a springboard to integrate the city of
Tuscaloosa as well.
Though historical in nature, Hollars hopes this book group might spur discussions pertaining to how the trials of the past directly impact the modern classroom to this day.
All meetings will happen in CETL. Times and dates will be available soon.
Books will be provided.
Please contact CETL if you have any questions.