Come join us on Thursday, February 2nd at 6pm, when we invite veteran journalist for The Charleston Post and Courier, Adam Parker in to discuss Us – his newest published work. Adam will be joined in conversation with the inimitable John Simpkins–president of MDC, former Obama Administration official, constitutional law professor, fellow traveler, writer, and thinker.
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About the Book:
Parker has covered just about everything for The Post and Courier, though he has spent most of his time writing about race, religion and the arts. His reported articles are not of the standard kind. The stories delve deep, investigating much of what informs life in the American Southeast. They are issue-focused and convey the experiences and perceptions of all kinds of people, from civil rights leaders to Cistercian monks. Us: A Journalist’s Look at the Culture, Conflict and Creativity of the South is a collection of in-depth articles published by The Post and Courier over the course of nearly 20 years, and it reveals the breadth and scope of Parker’s uncanny ability to pull back the scrim and take a hard look at ourselves and our community.
About Adam Parker:
Adam Parker earned two degrees in music, then spent a decade in the business world before going back to school for a graduate degree in journalism from Columbia University. At The Post and Courier, he has worked on several beats over the years, including religion, the arts and, most recently, race and history. A long-time student of the civil rights movement and race in America, he has written extensively about the African-American experience. He is the author of the biography Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr., published by Hub City Press in 2018, and Us: A Journalist’s Look at the Culture, Conflict, and Creativity of the South, published by Evening Post Books.
About John L.S. Simpkins:
John Simpkins is a constitutional law scholar, former Obama Administration counsel and Aspen Institute leader committed to equity and inclusion in the American South and beyond. A South Carolina native, Simpkins has practiced law in Greenville, taught law in Charleston, and traveled the world as chief counsel for USAID during the Obama presidency.