WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Nonfiction writer Sandra E. Johnson,
author of Standing on Holy Ground: A Triumph Over Hate
Crime in the Deep South, will read from her work on Thursday,
Nov. 13, at 4:30 pm in the Library Lecture Room.
Since its release, Standing on Holy Ground has garnered
warm reviews by O: The Oprah Magazine, USA
Living and other national publications. It was also selected
for a 2003 Christopher Award for Literature.
“After completing a proposal for Standing on
Holy Ground: A Triumph over Hate Crime in the Deep South, I
was blessed to connect with a literary agency (Sterling
Lord Literistic) and a publisher (St. Martin’s Press),
who believed in the book as much as I did,” says
Johnson on her Web site (ww.blue-stocking.com). “Standing
on Holy Ground was released May 1, 2002, and I have been
overwhelmed by the wonderful responses of readers. Like
me, they have found (this) saga to be one about the infinite
possibilities and power of faith, perseverance, justice,
forgiveness, reconciliation, and most important of all,
Johnson’s reading is co-sponsored by the Writing
Program, the Dean of Spiritual Life, Africana Studies and
Peace and Justice Studies. This is the second in a series
of author visits to campus during academic year 2003-2004
to be sponsored by the Writing Program. For more information,
contact Lynne Viti at x3773.
Since 1875, Wellesley College has been a leader in providing
an excellent liberal-arts education for women who will
make a difference in the world. Its 500-acre campus near
Boston is home to 2,300 undergraduate students from all
50 states and 68 countries.