On Wednesday, July 13, at 4:00 p.m., two-time College of Education grad and lifelong educator Shirley A. Aaron will read from her new book Troubling the Ashes. The event will be held at Pebble Hill in Auburn.
Troubling the Ashes is a work of historical fiction set in the 1960s, and is based on the Lee. V. Macon County Board of Education lawsuit that was part of a wider effort to desegregate schools in the South. The book’s action focuses specifically on the turbulence surrounding the integration of Notasulga High School.
The event is free, open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at Pebble Hill is located at 101 S. Debardeleben Street, Auburn. The historic 1847 Scott-Yarbrough house, known as Pebble Hill, will be open for tours from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.