Jim Auchmutey, The Class Of ’65: A Student, A Divided Town, And The Long Road To Forgiveness

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Jim Auchmutey, The Class Of ’65: A Student, A Divided Town, And The Long Road To Forgiveness
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Margaret Mitchell House says
The Class of '65 is an untold story of race, religion, and reconciliation that grew out of the turmoil of the civil rights era in Georgia. It revolves around a student from Koinonia Farm, the Christian commune that gave birth to Habitat for Humanity, and the persecution he suffered when he attended the local high school during its turbulent desegregation. Many years later, classmates who had once scorned him tracked him down in a distant state and asked for his forgiveness. The book is as much about how people change as about the ugly things that happened in the South half a century ago.

Jim Auchmutey spent almost thirty years as a writer and editor for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture. He was twice named the Cox Newspapers chain's Writer of the Year and was honored by the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards, the Associated Press, and the Sigma Delta Chi journalism society. The Class of '65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness is his first nonfiction narrative book. Jim lives in Atlanta with his wife, Pam, an editor at Emory University.

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By: Margaret Mitchell House

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