Room 220 and the New Orleans Loving Festival will host "Black Rabbits and White Indians: Racially Controversial Children’s Books," a presentation and reading by three local writers on controversial children’s books, Wednesday, June 12, at 6 pm at Press Street (3718 St. Claude Ave). Authors Kristina Robinson, Carlus Henderson, and Jeri Hilt_ _will present children's books (Brother Eagle Sister Sky, The Rabbits' Wedding, and Nappy Hair, respectively) that have stirred up controversy for reasons related to race. The writers will read from the children's books and present their thoughts on the controversies.
The New Orleans Loving Festival, like its counterparts nationwide, is an annual series of events in honor of Richard and Mildred Loving, the interracial couple whose Supreme Court case led to the federal ban on anti-miscegenation laws. The festival includes film screenings, gallery exhibitions, live comedy, music, literary events, and more.
This event will be immediately followed at the same space by another Loving Festival literary event featuring a bevy of local writers and musicians at 7 p.m. For more information on the events this evening, click here.
Earlier this week, Pelican Bomb shared Nathan C. Martin’s writing on Grey Villet’s photographs of the Loving family currently on view at Stella Jones Gallery. Read about the exhibition and photographs here.
**This event is free and open to the public.
**Image:Detail of the front cover of The Rabbits' Wedding, by Garth Williams.
Event Time: 18:00:00