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Author Talk: Professor Michael Meltsner

The Massachusetts Historical Society will host an author talk on Wednesday, September 7, featuring Michael Meltsner, George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law. Professor Meltsner will read from his new crime novelMosaic: Who Paid For The Bullet? (Quid Pro Books, 2022). Mosaic tells the story of a 1960s murder of a charismatic woman doctor who courted danger trying to dismantle a racially segregated healthcare system in a large Southern city.
This is a hybrid event. In person, $10 per person fee, no charge for MHS Members, EBT Cardholders, or virtual guests. The in-person reception starts at 5:30 and the program will begin at 6:00.

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Mosaic: Who Paid For The Bullet?
Mosaic brings to life the story of the 60s murder of a woman who was a doctor who courted danger trying to dismantle a racially segregated healthcare system in a large southern city. The search for who ordered the killing takes civil rights lawyer Christopher North to the centers of power, where a government intervention goes deadly wrong. It also forces him to confront the meaning of revenge—she wasn’t just a client to him—for a crime that occurs at the intersection of hate and greed. Michael Meltsner, a civil rights lawyer who brought the case that ultimately led to the push to integrate medical facilitates previously barred to Black patients and doctors, will discuss how his experience in this role inspired his recent true crime novel.

Hybrid Event

September 7, 2022

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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