Common Reading 25th Anniversary: A Celebration of Voices from Junaluska
September 20 | 7:00 pm
This event is co-sponsored by The Schaefer Center Presents series
According to McFarland, the book’s publisher, Junaluska is “one of the oldest African American communities in western North Carolina and one of the few surviving today.” This year’s Common Reading selection is not only a history of the “village within a village” but also a vibrant example of participatory research. It is a record of and testament to family and faith; heritage and community; and persistence and resilience.
Join us as we celebrate the history, music and community of Junaluska. Special musical guests: Junaluska Gospel Choir.
ABOUT JUNALUSKA: ORAL HISTORIES OF A BLACK APPALACHIAN COMMUNITY
Edited by Susan E. Keefe with assistance from Junaluska Heritage Association, 2020
ABOUT COMMON READING PROGRAM
Since 1997, incoming first-year students at Appalachian have been asked to read a book as part of their orientation to the University. By participating in the Common Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students that helps develop a sense of community and introduce them to a part of the academic life they are beginning at Appalachian. This program is an exciting facet of the first-year experience at Appalachian.