The whole community is invited to a book discussion, sponsored by the St. Clair County Community College Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
The book is Strong Inside by Andrew Maraniss. Copies of the book are available for free through the SC4 Office.
The college is planning a guided book discussion with the author during the fall semester of 2022.
Strong Inside is a biography of Perry Wallace, the first African-American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, playing for Vanderbilt University. The biography is set in the times of civil rights struggles of the 1960s.
Strong Inside won the Lillian Smith Book Award in 2015, among other accolades.
The author, Andrew Maraniss, is a contributor to ESPN and has written several other history and sports-related books.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland