Author Geeta N. Kapur Will Present Her Book About the Struggle for Racial Equality at UNC to Student Leaders

by September 17, 2021

Durham, NC— Geeta N. Kapur, civil rights and criminal defense lawyer, two-time UNC alumna, and author of the recently released book To Drink from the Well: The Struggle for Racial Equality at the Nation’s Oldest Public University, will present her book to student leaders of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at a public ceremony called “Behind the Veil Ceremony,” on September 21st at noon EST.

The event is co-sponsored by the UNC Black Student Movement, the North Carolina NAACP, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP. The ceremony will take place on UNC’s campus behind the Old Well, near the Unsung Founder’s Memorial that two Confederate men recently desecrated.

Kapur says that she hopes the truth unveiled in her book will “begin a conversation on the true past of UNC and restorative justice.” Most of all, she hopes “it leads to students of color feeling like Carolina is their home because it was built brick by brick by their ancestors.”

Speakers at the event include UNC Student Body President Lamar Richards, BSM President Teddy Vann, NC NAACP President Reverend Dr. T. Anthony Spearman, and author Geeta N. Kapur.

Who: Attorney Geeta N. Kapur, UNC Student Body President Lamar Richardson, and NC NAACP President Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Spearman.
What:  Book release at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at a public ceremony called “Behind the Veil Ceremony,”
When: September 21 at 12pm
Where: UNC Campus Behind the Old Well

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