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Reading TUgether is a University-wide common reading program in which the entire campus community, including students, staff, faculty, and alumni, participate. Reading TUgether is comprised of three primary components -- the book, the annotated bibliography assignment, and the keynote lecture -- each serving as complements to the other in order to facilitate a deeper exploration of the book. This year, the selection comes from Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Raymond Bonner. "Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong" tells the gripping story of a grievously mishandled murder case that put a twenty-three-year-old man on death row.
In January 1982, an elderly white widow was found brutally murdered in the small town of Greenwood, South Carolina. Police immediately arrested Edward Lee Elmore, a semi-literate, mentally retarded black man with no previous felony record. His only connection to the victim was having cleaned her gutters and windows, but barely ninety days after the victim's body was found, he was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.
Elmore had been on death row for eleven years when Diana Holt, a young attorney from Houston Texas, first learned of his case. With the exemplary moral commitment that has distinguished his reporting career, Bonner follows Holt's battle to save Elmore's life. According to the New York Times, "Anatomy of Injustice" is Holt's book more than Elmore's; it chronicles her journey through the prosecution's omissions, manipulations and deceits to uncover the truth, and, in the process, turns a sad story into an engrossing true-crime tale.
The Reading TUgether keynote lecture will be delivered by Diana Holt, LLC Attorney, with special guest Edward Lee Elmore, on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in Laurie Auditorium.
Reading TUgether 2014 selection
Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong
by Raymond Bonner
Reading TUgether Keynote Lecture
Diana Holt with special guest Edward Lee Elmore
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Annotated Bibliography Assignment (incoming students only)
In addition to reading the selection, all incoming students will complete an annotated bibliography assignment designed to enrich the reading of the book, as well as, provide exposure to information literacy skills that will be critical throughout college. Assignment Due: August 1, 2014