A City within a City: The Black Freedom Struggle in Grand Rapids, MI
Author Todd Robinson will present his recent book, A City within a City, a case study of the civil rights era as it happened in smaller cities. The book focuses on the struggles involving school integration and bureaucratic reforms, as well as the role of black youth activism to detail the diversity of black resistance in Grand Rapids. Robinson’s book adds a new dimension and understanding of how the civil rights movement operated in a part of the country that has only recently become a focus among historians. A book signing will follow the presentation.