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CMC’s fifth annual Common Reader explores injustice, education

Daily staff report
Vail, CO, Coloraddo

This fall the Common Reader program at Colorado Mountain College invites all community members to explore the topics of challenging injustice and improving access to education by reading the book “A Mighty Long Way: My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School.”

This powerful and praised memoir was written by Carlotta Walls LaNier, the youngest member of the “Little Rock Nine,” the nine black teenagers from Arkansas who were some of the first to attend all-white segregated public schools in the southern U.S. in 1957.

Community members are encouraged to read “A Mighty Long Way.” Copies are available at local bookstores and libraries.

Also, Denver resident LaNier will visit seven Colorado Mountain College locations for public talks or visits with students Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 25-27.

Through the Common Reader program, the college is sponsoring an art and creative writing contest titled Challenging Injustice. All entries inspired by the book or the October author’s talks are due Nov. 18. The contest is open to students and community members.

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