Join Forsyth County Public Library at Cumming First United Methodist Church for a special visit from Patrick Phillips, author of the critically acclaimed book about Forsyth County, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America. He'll discuss the book and take questions from the audience, followed by a reception and book signing. This event is co-sponsored by Cumming First United Methodist Church and Forsyth County Public Library.
Cumming First United Methodist Church
770 Canton Hwy, Cumming, GA 30040
Published in 2016, Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America received many distinctions and was included in a number of "Best of" lists for 2016:
- Best Books of 2016, The Boston Globe
- Top Ten History Books of 2016, Smithsonian
- Best Books of 2016, Publishers Weekly
- Top Books of 2016, The New York Times
- Notable Books of 2016, The New York Times Book Review
- Best Southern Books of 2016, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America provides a gripping look at the racial history of Forsyth County. It is a "sweeping American tale that spans the Cherokee removals of the 1830s, the hope and promise of Reconstruction, and the crushing injustice of Forsyth’s racial cleansing. With bold storytelling and lyrical prose, Phillips breaks a century-long silence and uncovers a history of racial terrorism that continues to shape America in the twenty-first century" (from publisher).
Barnes & Noble will have copies of the book available for purchase and signing at the event.
To reserve a library copy of the book, please visit here.