Tim Parrish

WRKF
5:39 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Memoir Traces Spiral into Racial Violence Amid Baton Rouge Desegregation Fight

Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist
University Press of Mississippi

Originally published on Mon October 14, 2013 9:28 am

Tim Parrish says his memoir, Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist, 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.

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 – Istrouma High.

Parrish traces the roots of his own bigotry to his family and their Baptist congregation.

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The Reading Life
2:13 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

The Reading Life With Rodger Kamenetz, Tim Parrish, And Richard Sexton & Randolph Delehanty

This week on The Reading Life: We'll be talking with poet Rodger Kamenetz and painter Michael Hafftka, whose new collaboration is a book called To Die Next to You.

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