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Virtual Book Fest with David E. Lowe
April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Virtual Book Fest in Your Living Room
Author Talk + Q&A: David E. Lowe
“Touched with Fire: Morris B. Abram and the Battle Against Racial and Religious Discrimination”
National Jewish Book Award-winner David E. Lowe discusses his biography of Morris Abram, the civil rights lawyer, best known for helping secure the release of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from prison and fighting discrimination in his segregated home state of Georgia.
Free ($5-10 suggested donation) or $34 with book purchase (includes shipping)*
Zoom link emailed one (1) hour prior to start time.
About the Book:
Morris B. Abram emerged from humble origins in rural South Georgia to become one of the leading civil rights lawyers in America in the 1950’s. He unmasked the Ku Klux Klan, served as a key intermediary for the release of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from prison, and won a fourteen-year battle to end the discriminatory voting system in his segregated state of Georgia. The result was the historic “one man, one vote” ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1963. Abram was also a champion of international human rights, from his leadership in the struggle to liberate Soviet Jewry to his service as permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
About the Author:
David E. Lowe was the Vice President for Government Relations and Public Affairs at the bipartisan National Endowment for Democracy until his retirement in 2016. During the 1980s, he worked in the Civil Rights Division of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), where he authored studies of domestic and international extremism and served as an expert source for the national news media and for law enforcement. He holds a PhD. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and has taught at Drew University, George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management, and the Washington Semester Program of Lewis and Clark College. He has consulted for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum and UN Watch.