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A Conversation with Author Osha Gray Davidson

March 20, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Forest at Duke is proud to welcome Osha Gray Davidson, author of The Best of Enemies, which will soon make it’s big screen debut as a feature film starring Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell.

Based on a true story, the book tells the story of Durham residents Ann Atwater, a single African American mother who quit her job as a household domestic to join the civil rights fight and C.P. Ellis, a leader in the Ku Klux Klan. During the 1960s, as the country struggled with the explosive issue of race, Atwater and Ellis met on opposite sides of the public school integration issue but ultimately a friendship was forged against a backdrop of unrelenting bigotry.

Mr. Davidson will speak about the backstory of the book, where the idea came from, who and what was involved in the process of researching, interviewing, and writing the story and how it went from a book to a movie.

A partnered event with the residents of The Forest at Duke, we have a limited number of seats open to the public, available on a first come first served basis.
A light reception of coffee and cookies will immediately follow.

This event is being hosted at The Forest in collaboration with the Durham 150, celebrating the 150th anniversary of our trail-blazing city.

Those interested in attending can RSVP by emailing or calling 919-433-2361 by Friday, March 15th.