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2015 Summer Reading Selection Focuses on Civil Rights

Meredith College’s 2015 Summer Reading Program selection is a memoir by Carlotta Walls Lanier, one of the nine students who first integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957. The book, A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School, was written by Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page. 

The publisher describes the book “an inspiring, thoroughly engrossing memoir that is not only a testament to the power of one to make a difference but also of the sacrifices made by families and communities that found themselves a part of history.”

After reviewing books on topics ranging from sustainability to women’s empowerment, the Summer Reading Program committee concluded that issues covered by this book about race and American society merit continued attention by the Meredith community. 

The Summer Reading Program enhances the academic climate on campus by engaging incoming first-year students in a shared intellectual endeavor with the entire campus community, including students, faculty, staff, and alumnae.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
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(919) 760-8087
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