9k=Deb Mohr will read from her new book “Great Day in the Morning” at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St., Eugene.

“Forgotten and perhaps unknown by some, is the epic struggle black people and a number of white people living in mid-century Mississippi, as they fought to obtain voting and public transportation rights for blacks.

In “Great Day in the Morning,” Grace Ann Dunbar, daughter of a Mississippi planter and artist, works through her own personal conflicts before becoming immersed in this important movement.”

Mohr, a Eugene author, was commissioned in 2012 to write an essay for The Oregon Quarterly on her experience living in a sorority house at the University of Oregon. The article, “Cross Burning at Gamma Phi Beta,” won the National Gold Award in Feature Writing from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

Her new book is available on Amazon and Kindle.