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Black History Reading Initiative honors James Alan McPherson

The African American Studies Program, together with the African American Council at the University of Iowa, have launched a Black History Reading Initiative for the month of February to honor James Alan McPherson, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his book Elbow Room. Community members are invited to a discussion of Elbow Room, on Friday, Mar. 1 from 2-4 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A.

McPherson was also the recipient of the first City of Literature Paul Engle Award.