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Book Breaks with Erin Kelly and Patsy Rembert on "Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South"
The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s weekly program Book Breaks features the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books with host Gena Oppenheim live, followed by a Q&A with home audiences.

Join us online on Sunday, January 15 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PT) with Erin Kelly and Patsy Rembert as they discuss the book Chasing Me to My Grave: An Artist's Memoir of the Jim Crow South.”
Winfred Rembert (1945-2021) grew up in a family of Georgia field laborers and joined the Civil Rights Movement as a teenager. He was arrested after fleeing a demonstration, survived a near-lynching at the hands of law enforcement, and spent seven years on chain gangs. During that time he met the undaunted Patsy, who would become his wife. Years later, he started drawing and painting scenes from his youth using leather tooling skills he learned in prison.

Chasing Me to My Grave presents Winfred’s body of work alongside his story, as told to Erin I. Kelly. Rembert pays tribute, exuberant and heartfelt, to Cuthbert’s Black community and the people, including Patsy, who helped him to find the courage to revisit a traumatic past, bringing to life the promise and the danger of civil rights protest.
Erin I. Kelly is a professor of philosophy at Tufts University. Patsy Rembert is a child advocate and Winfred Rembert’s wife of 46 years.

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Jan 15, 2023 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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