Rachel Williams' book, 'Run Home If You Don't Want to be Killed,' publishes in March

Rachel Williams' book, 'Run Home If You Don't Want to be Killed,' publishes in March

University of Iowa Associate Professor Rachel Marie-Crane Williams’ book, Run Home If You Don’t Want to be Killed, will be available in March 2021 through The University of North Carolina Press.

According to the publisher, in Run Home If You Don’t Want to be Killed, Williams delivers a graphic retelling of the racism and tension leading up to the violence in the streets of Detroit in June 1943. By incorporating firsthand accounts collected by the NAACP and telling them through a combination of hand-drawn images, historical dialogue, and narration, Williams makes the history and impact of these events immediate, and in showing us what happened, she reminds us that many issues of the time—police brutality, state-sponsored oppression, economic disparity, white supremacy—plague our country to this day.

Williams has a joint appointment between the School of Art and Art History (Intermedia) and Gender Women’s and Sexuality Studies. Half of her time is also spent in the Office of the Ombudsperson.