Judge Richard Gergel Author: Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard

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Sep 11
Judge Richard Gergel Author: Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard

Details about the beating and blinding of decorated soldier Sergeant Woodard causing the racial awakening of President Truman and Judge Waring and their influential roles in changing the course of America’s civil rights history

On February 12, 1946, Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a returning, battlefield-decorated African American soldier, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, South Carolina, after he challenged the bus driver’s disrespectful treatment of him. Woodard, in uniform, was arrested by the local police chief, Lynwood Shull, and beaten and blinded while in custody.

Gergen outlines how the blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard changed the course of America’s civil rights history and played a role in the

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7:00 – Presentation
8:00 – Book signing
Pierce Chapel

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