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Scott Pleasant, co-author of “Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption,” will discuss his book on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 3 p.m. in the Caroline Marshall Draughon Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. Pleasant is the writing center coordinator at Coastal Carolina University. His work has appeared in Southern Discourse.

“Lines of Scrimmage” is the story of a historic boycott by 31 black players on a high school football team in Conway, South Carolina in 1989. The season-long strike severed the town along racial lines, as it became clear that the incident was about much more than football. It was about the legacy of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow and other points of tension and oppression that many people in Conway – and the South – had wrongly assumed were settled. While the 1989 season is long over, the story reverberates today.

The event is free, open to the public and will be followed by refreshments. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more information on the program, call 844-4903 or visit the event’s website

The event is sponsored by the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, Auburn University Libraries and the Auburn University Multicultural Center.