"We Hold These Truths" by David Mitchell - 7:00 PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
7:00pm - None Listed
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Chapel Hill, NC, USA 27514
Join author David S. Mitchell and former U.S. Senate candidate and Durham attorney Ken Lewis in a conversation about Mitchell’s debut political novel, We Hold These Truths.
In We Hold These Truths, the main character Al Carpenter—the erudite and incorrigible African-American law student-turned campaign aide—struggles to square the historic opportunities presented by the outcome of President Barack Obama’s 2008 election with the prospect that multitudes of liberals weren’t quite ready to sustain the change they’d clamored for.
Al and his witty, ambitious and riotous inner circle search for answers to politics, life, and love in the rigorous classrooms of North Carolina and Harvard Law School in the days leading up to and after America’s most recent—and perhaps most significant—demonstration project: the election of #44.
Attorney Hampton Dellinger will moderate the conversation. Dellinger, now in private practice, is a former state deputy attorney general for North Carolina. In 2008, he sought the Democratic Party’s nomination for lieutenant governor. He is the son of Walter Dellinger, a Duke University law professor and former Acting Solicitor General of the United States.
Mitchell, Lewis and Dellinger will explore the critical real-world themes raised by We Hold These Truths, by examining the political and social ramifications of the first black U.S. president, the larger political questions raised by the 2010 election cycle, and the actionable lessons liberals can apply going forward under a president Trump administration and beyond.