Bob Zellner on The Wrong Side of Murder Creek
We were pleased to not only have Bob Zellner read from his new book at Busboys and Poets in September, but also to learn that Teaching for Change is mentioned in the book a number of times. Written with Constance Curry, The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement tells of Zellner’s childhood in Alabama and his active role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Bob was the first white southerner to serve as Field Secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). This autobiography describes his experiences in gripping detail and makes clear that his role, and the movement overall, continue to the present day.
There were many guests of note at the presentation hosted by Teaching for Change at Busboys and Poets, including Dorie Ladner and Joan Trumpauer Mulholland.