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Wednesday, July 23 at 7PM
Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent, award-winning journalist Chris Tomlinson grew up hearing stories about his family’s abandoned cotton plantation in Falls County, Texas. His grandfather often said the family’s slaves loved them so much that they also took Tomlinson as their last name. Tomlinson Hill traces the true and very revealing story of these two Tomlinson families. From the beginning in 1854— when the first Tomlinson, a white woman, arrived—to 2007, when the last Tomlinson left.
About Tomlinson Hill:
Chris Tomlinson grew up in Dallas and became a reporter in 1994 covering the end of Apartheid in South Africa. He has reported from 50 countries and nine war zones, including Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Iraq. He now lives in Austin with his wife Shalini Ramanathan and writes for The Houston Chronicle.
|Praise for Tomlinson Hill:|
“A personal, unvarnished look at race in America.”—Mark K. Updegrove, presidential historian and author of Baptism By Fire
remarkable and essential book of personal and national history, a
profound reckoning with the infinite tangles of race and identity along
the roots and branches of the American family tree. It is a quietly epic
story—spanning centuries—masterfully reconstructed, and memorably
told...” —Philip Gourevitch, author of The Ballad of Abu Ghraib
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