Shades of Gray

posted Aug 23, 2011, 7:49 AM by Erica Hanke-Young   [ updated Aug 23, 2011, 7:55 AM ]

Marion Carnegie Library

Presents Authors Brocton Lockwood and Gary DeNeal

 Marion Carnegie Library will present Shades of Gray authors Brocton Lockwood and Gary DeNeal on Thursday, September 15 at 6 p.m. They will discuss the book, which focuses on the 1922 Herrin Massacre. The book’s editor, retired Judge David Nelson, will also be in attendance. A book signing and question and answer session will follow the presentation.

 For the last 20 years, Lockwood has researched aspects of the 1922 Herrin Massacre, with particular attention to the trial of members of the United Mine Workers of America who were acquitted of killing 19 strike breakers and two union men. Lockwood, a retired associate judge of the Circuit Court in Illinois, co-wrote Shades of Gray with Gary DeNeal, (Knight of Another Sort: Prohibition Days and Charlie Birger; editor of Springhouse magazine).

 For more information, call the library at 993-5935.