Photos: Acclaimed author Jesmyn Ward speaks in Lawrence

photo by: Ashley Hocking

Novelist Jesmyn Ward speaks at Liberty Hall on Thursday, April 11, 2019, as part of the the University of Kansas’ Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward spoke about the process of writing her novels and about growing up in the South, and she also discussed what it's like to raise black children in America today.

photo by: Ashley Hocking

Novelist Jesmyn Ward speaks at Liberty Hall on Thursday, April 11, 2019, as part of the the University of Kansas’ Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward spoke about the process of writing her novels and about growing up in the South, and she also discussed what it’s like to raise black children in America today.

photo by: Ashley Hocking

Novelist Jesmyn Ward speaks at Liberty Hall on Thursday, April 11, 2019, as part of the the University of Kansas’ Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward spoke about the process of writing her novels and about growing up in the South, and she also discussed what it’s like to raise black children in America today.

photo by: Ashley Hocking

Novelist Jesmyn Ward speaks at Liberty Hall on Thursday, April 11, 2019, as part of the the University of Kansas’ Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series. Ward spoke about the process of writing her novels and about growing up in the South, and she also discussed what it’s like to raise black children in America today.

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