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09.09.2020 | LBB Presents ONLINE: Larry I. Palmer with Joel K. Goldstein – Scholarship Boy | Free

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Categories: Historical, Lecture, Literature & Poetry, Storytelling


Left Bank Books welcomes law professor and writer Larry I. Palmer, who will discuss his new memoir, “Scholarship Boy: Meditations on Family and Race,” on Facebook Live at 7pm CDT on September 9. Palmer will be in conversation with St. Louis University law professor Joel K. Goldstein. Join us on our Facebook Page and order a copy of “Scholarship Boy” from Left Bank Books. In 1958, fourteen-year-old Larry Palmer left his parents and nine siblings at home in St. Louis and boarded a train to attend Phillips Exeter Academy (then an all boys’ school) on full scholarship. In “Scholarship Boy” Palmer reflects on his experiences as a young black boy growing up far from home, learning to fit into a white world without becoming estranged from his closely-knit family. Larry I. Palmer is professor of law emeritus at Cornell University, where he spent 27 years as a teacher, scholar, and vice president.

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