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'Picking Cotton' authors visit campus, discuss forgiveness

(Oct. 5, 2011)   —   Jennifer Thompson and Ron Cotton bantered back and forth answering questions from East Carolina University students Wednesday afternoon. Their ease with each other now doesn’t convey the years of turmoil each lived through to get to this point.

Their individual and combined journey to forgiveness and freedom from a violent attack in 1984 is chronicled in their New York Times bestseller, “Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption.” Their visit to campus Oct. 4 capped weeks of discussion of the book; it was the Pirate Summer Read for incoming first-year students.  Read more...