Tim Parrish http://wwno.org en Memoir Traces Spiral into Racial Violence Amid Baton Rouge Desegregation Fight http://wwno.org/post/memoir-traces-spiral-racial-violence-amid-baton-rouge-desegregation-fight <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/wrkf/audio/2013/10/101113_TimParrish_AJ2wayWEB.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Tim Parrish says his memoir, <em><a href="http://timparrishauthor.com/index.php/books/fear-and-what-follows" target="_blank">Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist</a></em>, is not a book he wanted to write. He dreaded reckoning with the racial violence of his adolescence in Baton Rouge in the 1960s and 1970s.<p>An explosion rattled his kitchen windows when a city pool nearby was blown up after it was integrated. As a teenager, Parrish took part in street fights and race riots at his school &#8211; Istrouma High.<p>Parrish traces the roots of his own bigotry to his family and their Baptist congregation.<p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:39:00 +0000 Amy Jeffries 45783 at http://wwno.org The Reading Life With Rodger Kamenetz, Tim Parrish, And Richard Sexton & Randolph Delehanty http://wwno.org/post/reading-life-rodger-kamenetz-tim-parrish-and-richard-sexton-randolph-delehanty <p><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">This week on <em>The Reading Life</em>:&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt;">We&#39;ll be talking with poet Rodger Kamenetz and painter Michael Hafftka, whose new collaboration is a book called <a href="https://www.octaviabooks.com/aff/WWNO/product/die-next-you-poems-rodger-kamenetz-drawings-michael-hafftka" target="_blank"><em>To Die Next to You</em></a>.</span></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 19:13:00 +0000 Susan Larson 45537 at http://wwno.org