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  • Charles Person - Discussion of the book “Buses Are A Comin’” with Andra Gillespie

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-May 4, 2021
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    Author Program May 3 at 7pm

    Online: Zoom Webinar

    “Buses Are a Comin’” provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, accompanies his colleagues off the bus, into the station, into the mob, and into history to help defeat segregation’s violent grip on African American lives. He’ll discuss what it was like and what still needs to be done with Andra Gillespie, the director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

  • Daniel James Brown - Discussion of the book “Facing the Mountain” with Johnathan Jordan

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-May 19, 2021
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    Author Program May 18 at 7pm

    Online : Zoom Webinar

    “Facing the Mountain” is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown’s extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. Brown also tells the story of these soldiers’ parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil.

  • Lynden Harris - Discussion of the Book “Right Here, Right Now” with Lisa Armstrong

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-May 26, 2021
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    Author program May 25 at 7pm

    Online: Google Meet

    “Right Here, Right Now” is a collection of powerful, first-person stories of dozens of men on death rows across the country. From childhood experiences living with poverty, hunger, and violence to mental illness and police misconduct to coming to terms with their executions, these men outline their struggle to maintain their connection to society and sustain the humanity that incarceration and its daily insults attempt to extinguish.

  • Kai Bird - “Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter”

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-June 17, 2021
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    Author Program June 16 at 7pm

    Online: Zoom Webinar

    Drawing on interviews with Carter and members of his administration and recently declassified documents, Kai Bird delivers a profound, clear-eyed evaluation of a leader whose legacy has been deeply misunderstood. “The Outlier” is the definitive account of an enigmatic presidency—both as it really happened and as it is remembered in the American consciousness.

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  • Charles Person - Discussion of the book “Buses Are A Comin’” with Andra Gillespie

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-May 4, 2021
    9781250274199

    Author Program May 3 at 7pm

    Online: Zoom Webinar

    “Buses Are a Comin’” provides a front-row view of the struggle to belong in America, as Charles Person, the youngest of the original Freedom Riders, accompanies his colleagues off the bus, into the station, into the mob, and into history to help defeat segregation’s violent grip on African American lives. He’ll discuss what it was like and what still needs to be done with Andra Gillespie, the director of the James Weldon Johnson Institute for the Study of Race and Difference.

  • Daniel James Brown - Discussion of the book “Facing the Mountain” with Johnathan Jordan

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-May 19, 2021
    151646939_10159503193139052_9141670885819716950_n

    Author Program May 18 at 7pm

    Online : Zoom Webinar

    “Facing the Mountain” is an unforgettable chronicle of war-time America and the battlefields of Europe. Based on Daniel James Brown’s extensive interviews with the families of the protagonists as well as deep archival research, it portrays the kaleidoscopic journey of four Japanese-American families and their sons, who volunteered for 442nd Regimental Combat Team and were deployed to France, Germany, and Italy, where they were asked to do the near impossible. Brown also tells the story of these soldiers’ parents, immigrants who were forced to shutter the businesses, surrender their homes, and submit to life in concentration camps on U.S. soil.

  • Lynden Harris - Discussion of the Book “Right Here, Right Now” with Lisa Armstrong

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-May 26, 2021
    51uxdYgY5gL._SX331_BO1%2C204%2C203%2C200__

    Author program May 25 at 7pm

    Online: Google Meet

    “Right Here, Right Now” is a collection of powerful, first-person stories of dozens of men on death rows across the country. From childhood experiences living with poverty, hunger, and violence to mental illness and police misconduct to coming to terms with their executions, these men outline their struggle to maintain their connection to society and sustain the humanity that incarceration and its daily insults attempt to extinguish.

  • Kai Bird - “Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter”

    Author Programs April 18, 2021-June 17, 2021
    150485281_10159503790654052_9049487156673933913_n_%281%29

    Author Program June 16 at 7pm

    Online: Zoom Webinar

    Drawing on interviews with Carter and members of his administration and recently declassified documents, Kai Bird delivers a profound, clear-eyed evaluation of a leader whose legacy has been deeply misunderstood. “The Outlier” is the definitive account of an enigmatic presidency—both as it really happened and as it is remembered in the American consciousness.

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