Hoosier Hysteria: A Fateful Year in the Crosshairs of Race in America by Meri Henriques Vahl
When Meri Henriques Vahl moves to Indiana from New York for college, she can't think of anything but the ideal image of college life she's always had in her head. Making friends with those similar to her, she begins to find her rightful place in this new city but soon finds that her entire world is about to fall apart. Beginning with John F. Kennedy's assassination and a brutal murder of a young black man, Henriques Vahl is exposed to the darkest sides of racism and injustice, and before she knows it, she finds herself in the middle of extreme tension and forced to make difficult decisions. This memoir takes a shocking look at racial issues in America's past with a new and authentic voice.