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Revisiting Chris Crowe And Current Race Issues In Utah And America On Monday's Access Utah

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BYU English Professor, Chris Crowe, is an award-winning author of books for young adults about the Civil Rights era. He recently gave a couple of talks on the USU campus in Logan as a part of the USU Department of English Speaker series. Crowe is the author of several books, most notably MISSISSIPPI TRIAL, 1955, which won several awards, including the 2003 International Reading Association's Young Adult Novel Award. His nonfiction book, GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER: THE TRUE STORY OF THE EMMETT TILL CASE, was an Jane Addams Honor book. His first children's book, JUST AS GOOD: HOW LARRY DOBY CHANGED AMERICA'S GAME, appeared in 2012. His newest book, a historical novel DEATH COMING UP THE HILL, is about the tumultuous year of 1968.

We’ll talk about the Emmett Till case and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. We’ll talk about Larry Doby and breaking the color barrier in baseball. We’ll also talk about Professor Crow’s family. He and his wife have four adopted children, including two daughters of African American heritage. And we’ll talk about current race issues in Utah and America.

We’ll talk about the Emmett Till case and the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. We’ll talk about Larry Doby and breaking the color barrier in baseball. We’ll also talk about Professor Crow’s family. He and his wife have four adopted children, including two daughters of African American heritage. And we’ll talk about current race issues in Utah and America.

Tom Williams worked as a part-time UPR announcer for a few years and joined Utah Public Radio full-time in 1996. He is a proud graduate of Uintah High School in Vernal and Utah State University (B. A. in Liberal Arts and Master of Business Administration.) He grew up in a family that regularly discussed everything from opera to religion to politics. He is interested in just about everything and loves to engage people in conversation, so you could say he has found the perfect job as host “Access Utah.” He and his wife Becky, live in Logan.