Lines of Scrimmage: The 1989 Conway Football Boycott Revisited
Joe Oestreich (Coastal Carolina University English professor) and Scott Pleasant (CCU Writing Center director) will read from their new book, “Lines of Scrimmage: A Story of Football, Race, and Redemption,” October 8th in Johnson Auditorium, on campus in Conway. The book chronicles the 1989 Conway High School football boycott, in which 31 of the team’s 37 black players walked away in protest, sparking a larger movement in Horry County’s African American community. Afterward, Nelljean Rice, Dean of University College, will moderate a discussion. A brief reception and book signing will follow.