Here is a question for the end of Racecraft:
- In “What One Cannot Remember Mistakenly,” Fields writes about how when she stopped searching for information in her Grandmother’s memoir, “[w]hat I discovered was far more interesting. It opened out instead of pining down Gram’s story.” This reminded me of the way Thursday afternoon at the sit-in, it would have been totally inappropriate to fact-check or verify the stories we heard. Instead, each story triggered an outburst of more stories until all these words and feelings piled and piled into an uprising. What I’m struggling with right now is how to write about Amherst Uprising in a way that is generative rather than confining. How can we speak, think, and write about the thick layer of energy and emotion you could feel in Frost library all weekend without reducing all that life into dead information?