Author Event: Brian Lampkin

In lucid, engaging prose, Brian Lampkin tells the story of three black men wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in Tarboro, North Carolina, who faced execution until Morris Dees and the Southern Poverty Law Center appealed the case and freed them. Lampkin’s own story twines with this one in subtle and surprising ways, as he meditates on racism, fear, culture, and parenthood. THE TARBORO THREE stands with books like Timothy Tyson’s BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, a raw and honest mix of memoir and history, reminding us of William Faulkner.  The past is not dead. It is not even past. This is a book America needs now. – Liza Weiland, author of PARIS, 7 A.M.


Brian Lampkin lives in Greensboro, NC. He founded Rust Belt Books in Buffalo, NY and is an owner of Scuppernong Books in Greensboro where he also writes and performs with the band The Difficulties. He was a columnist with The Daily Southerner in Tarboro, NC.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
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415 S Brooks Street
Suite B
Wake Forest, NC 27587
The Tarboro Three: Rape, Race, and Secrecy By Brian Lampkin, Saulters Andrew (Cover Design by), Noble Demetrious (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Brian Lampkin, Saulters Andrew (Cover Design by), Noble Demetrious (Contribution by)
ISBN: 9781732932807
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Published: Scuppernong Editions - May 4th, 2019