“Burnings, beatings and ballots are what I remember about the civil rights movement during the summer of 1965,” says author Sherie Labedis. “I was a blond, white, 18-year-old student at the University of California, Berkeley, who volunteered for a voter registration project in Pineville, S.C., because I believed in freedom and equality.
“Most books about the movement are written by African-Americans or academics. This one is different. It’s written by a white woman who helped make it happen.”
Labedis will present her book, “You Came Here to Die, Didn’t You?,” and sign copies at 7:30 p.m. Friday at The Avid Reader, 617 Second St. in downtown Davis.
For more information, call the author at (916) 774-6460 or the bookstore at (530) 758-4040.