The Student Alumni Council will hand out 500 free copies of In My Place by Charlayne Hunter-Gault (ABJ ’63) to students (first-come, first-served basis) on Monday, February 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Tate NW Lawn. The first 100 books will feature an autographed book plate by Hunter-Gault. *Face coverings required and social distancing policies are in place.
The books are being made available thanks to private funds from the UGA Athletic Association earmarked by President Jere W. Morehead (JD ’80) for recommendations from the Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community.
Students are encouraged to read the book as part of a recently announced community read program. The first community read is being hosted in conjunction with the UGA Alumni Association’s Between the Pages virtual book club. Hunter-Gault is an award-winning journalist, lecturer and one of the first two Black students to enroll at the University of Georgia.
Optional ongoing discussions of the book will take place on Goodreads and an exclusive gathering with the author will take place virtually on Wednesday, March 24 at 7 p.m. (ET). Angelique Jackson (ABJ ’12), a film and media reporter with Variety, will moderate the discussion with this pioneering alumni author.