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WHO: David Beasley
WHAT: A LIFE IN RED Book Signing
WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 7 p.m.
WHERE: Jimmy Carter Presidential Library


A quarter century before the mass civil rights protests of the 1950s, a black communist fell in love with the white daughter of an American Legion Commander. Former Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter David Beasley tells their story in his new deeply-researched book, A LIFE IN RED: A STORY OF FORBIDDEN LOVE, THE GREAT DEPRESSION, AND THE COMMUNIST FIGHT FOR A BLACK NATION IN THE DEEP SOUTH. The book not only tells their story of the star-crossed lovers Herbert and Jane Newton, but introduces readers to a largely ignored piece of civil rights history, detailing the friendship between the Newtons and Richard Wright (NATIVE SON), the sanity trials Newton underwent for being white and being in love with a black man, and the movement that unified, if only briefly, communist idealism with black anger in an attempt to fuel the fight for a sovereign black nation on American soil.

David Beasley was an editor and reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 25 years before leaving in 2008 to write books. He is the author of WITHOUT MERCY: THE STUNNING TRUE STORY OF RACE, CRIME, AND CORRUPTION IN THE DEEP SOUTH, and co-author of INSIDE COCA-COLA: A CEO'S LIFE STORY OF BUILDING THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR BRAND. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three dogs.
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By: A Cappella Books

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