Author Appearance - John Pruitt ,journalist and retired WSB anchor
Join us as we welcome renowned journalist, John Pruitt, for his debut thriller novel, Tell It True. Mr. Pruitt will be discussing his novel and signing copies. An African American serviceman is gunned down on a rural Georgia road in July 1964. This shocking murder ensnares a wide range of characters including the journalists who cover it, the lawmen who must solve it, the civil rights leaders who capitalize upon it, the politicians who exploit it, and the Atlanta magnate who fears its impact on the New South image he desperately wants to protect. TV news cameraman Gil Matthews and AP reporter Mindy Williams team up to follow the twists and turns of the murder investigation as rural, state, and federal lawmen clash, a civil rights leader fends off a black power challenger, and voters take sides in a governor's race pitting virulent racist Roscoe Pike against moderate underdog Harrison Parker. Focusing on the challenges faced by journalists as they covered a societal revolution and brought the dramatic and sometimes violent scenes to TV screens around the world, TELL IT TRUE takes us to a time when the future of the South hung in the balance.
Author Appearance - John Pruitt ,jour...
Date and Time
Thursday Oct 6, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Thursday, October 6, 2022
6 - 7:30 pm
Story on The Square
19 Griffin Street
McDonough, GA 30253
Free to attend. We ask that you purchase the book from Story on The Square