Wed, Feb 08|
Lisa McNair, National Public Speaker and Author
Lisa is the sister of the late Denise McNair, one of the four Birmingham girls who was killed in the Birmingham bombing. She has written a book in memory of Denise.
Time & Location
Feb 08, 7:00 AM
About the event
Lisa McNair’s older sister, Denise, was one of the four little girls killed in the infamous 1963 bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Through her memoir, Dear Denise: Letters to the Sister I Never Knew, Lisa provides readers a front row seat inside a family that endured a horrific and high-profile loss in the Civil Rights movement. Driven to find redemption in her sister’s death, Lisa’s parents worked tirelessly to build relationships and promote change across racial lines. Lisa’s poignant stories, often unique and even entertaining, reflect the pain and perseverance of many first-generation post segregation African Americans. In 2022, Dear Denise: Letters to the Sister I Never Knew was recognized as one of NPR’s “Books we Love”.
Lisa is a frequently sought-after national public speaker. Her gift for telling stories that create empathetic connection enables her to address racial unity across a diverse range of audience demographics. Lisa believes it is important for younger generations to know the stories of the Civil Rights Movement so that history doesn't repeat itself. For more on Lisa’s writing and speaking see www.speaklisa.com