Friday, September 25, 2009

A Night with W. Ralph Eubanks

W. Ralph Eubanks, author of The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South, will be on campus Monday, September 28th, for “A Night with W. Ralph Eubanks.” The event will begin at 6:30 p.m., in the Montevallo Room, Anna Irvin Dining Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

In 1914, in defiance of his middle-class landowning family, a young white man named James Morgan Richardson married a light-skinned black woman named Edna Howell. Over their more than 20 years of marriage, they formed a strong family and built a house at the end of a winding sandy road in South Alabama, a place where their safety from the hostile world around them was assured and where they developed a unique racial and cultural identity. Jim and Edna Richardson were Ralph Eubanks’ grandparents.

The event is sponsored by Multicultural Affairs, in association with Carmichael Library.


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