Book Discussion: Daughter of the Boycott

Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 4:00pm

The Cathedral Congregation Racial Justice Task Force hosts author Karen Gray Houston for a discussion of her book Daughter of the Boycott: Carrying on a Montgomery Family’s Civil Rights Legacy.

In 1950, before Montgomery, Alabama, knew Martin Luther King Jr., before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger, before the city's famous bus boycott, a Negro man named Hilliard Brooks was shot and killed by a white police officer in a confrontation after he tried to board a city bus.

Karen Gray Houston is an award-winning journalist, whose career in broadcast news has spanned 41 years at radio and television stations and networks in Boston, New York City, and Washington, DC. She retired from WTTG-TV, Fox-5 in Washington, DC, in May of 2014 after nearly 20 years as a local news reporter. She worked as a radio and TV correspondent for NBC News covering the Reagan White House, was a reporter/anchor for WTOP News-radio in DC, and WHDH-AM in Boston, and anchored on the ABC Radio Network. Karen was a writer/associate producer at WCBS-TV in New York and a reporter/writer/editor with United Press International in Boston.

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  • Admission
    • Free
  • Dates Offered
    • October 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm