In the summer of 1955, a fourteen-year old Clement enters a general store in Money, Mississippi to purchase a soda. Unaware of the consequences of flouting the rule governing black-white relations in the South, this Chicago native defies tradition, by laying a dime on the counter and turns to depart. Miss Cuthbert the store attendant, demands that he places the money in her hand, but he refuses, declaring, ” I ain’t no slave” and exists with a sense of entitlement unknown to black people at the time. His behavior results in his brutal murder. This event sparks a war in Money, forcing the black community to galvanize its strength in pursuit of quality.
Please show your support on January 16, 2014 as we discuss “The Sacred Place” by Daniel Black. Dr.Black is no stranger to IYBC as you know in the past he came to Augusta, Ga on two occasions when we discussed” Perfect Peace” and Twelve Gates To The City” We also read his novel “They Tell Me Of A Home”.
We will meet at The Augusta Richmond County Public Library, 823 Telfair St. Augusta, Ga 30901.
Brian Mckinney will be our facilitator.