North Carolina Reads: Money Rock
Join us for an hour-long, pre-event reception and book signing beginning at 6:00 PM. Light food and beverage will be provided. The program beings at 7:00 PM and will end with an audience Q+A.
This event features author Pam Kelley, Dr. Seth Kotch (Associate Professor of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill), and Dr. Barbara Lash, (Department of Geography instructor at UNC Charlotte), in conversation about North Carolina Humanities' North Carolina Reads selection Money Rock: A Family’s Story of Cocaine, Race, and Ambition in the New South.
You'll hear Pam, Seth, and Barbara discuss the story of Belton Lamont Platt, nicknamed Money Rock, and of a striving African American family in Charlotte, swept up and transformed by the 1980's cocaine epidemic. They will discuss themes from the book including racism, segregation, the War on Drugs, and mass incarceration. This conversation is moderated by NC Humanities trustee and former Charlotte Observer Editor, Rick Thames.