An author who traveled to Hopkinsville for fieldwork during the writing of a book on race relations will be back in the city this week for a series of meetings with the public.
A news release from Hopkinsville Community College says author Jack Glazier is also a professor of anthropology at Oberlin College. He will hold a book discussion and signing at the HCC library at noon Thursday.
His book is titled, “Race, History and Memory in Western Kentucky,” and is a study of race relations in Hopkinsville. The Amazon book description says he conducted fieldwork in Hopkinsville for 10 months. It says Glazier examined historical evidence, oral histories and the racialized hierarchy found in the final resting places of black and white citizens. It also says his work shows how he believes structural inequality continues to prevail in Hopkinsville.
Books will be available for purchase in the library and the discussion and book signing is free and open to the public. Glazier will also meet with classes at HCC and at the local public high schools. He will take part in a meet and greet at the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library Wendesday afternoon at 4:30 and in a book discussion at Freeman Chapel CME Church Thursday evening at 6:30.