Book Signing: Extracted by Dr. Perry Brickman

Emory School of Dentistry c. 1950. Photo courtesy of the Rose Library.

The Tam Institute for Jewish Studies invites you to a book signing featuring Extracted: Unmasking Rampant Antisemitism in America's Higher Education by Dr. Perry Brickman.

Extracted Book CoverWhen leaders of the Anti-Defamation League exposed a pattern of antisemitism at the Emory University School of Dentistry in 1961, they relied primarily on statistics to make their case. Nothing, however, was ever known about the real-life victims of the discrimination they uncovered. Now, over a half-century later, Dr. Perry Brickman, himself one of the students who was unfairly flunked out of the school, has told the human side of the story.

Based on countless hours of painstaking research and original interviews, Brickman’s book, Extracted, reveals the debilitation impact that bias in higher education has on the personal and professional lives of those it touches. It also provides an inspiring portrait of the resilience that victims can muster in rebuilding their lives, coming to terms with their experience, and working to reform the system. Seamlessly framing the Emory story and his own personal memories within a larger national context, Brickman’s work will be certain to interest a wide audience.

Dr. Brickman will give a brief presentation, followed by a book signing. Copies of Extracted will be available for purchase.

Dessert and coffee will be served.

Monday, September 9 at 7 PM

Jones Room, Robert W. Woodruff Library, Emory Campus

540 Asbury Circle

Atlanta, GA 30322