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Black History Month: Defining The Struggle: Past, Present, and Future of Civil Rights

POSTED BY prbythebook ON February 11, 2014

by Guest Blogger, Texas Book Festival, @texasbookfest


The Texas Book Festival, Austin NAACP, KAZI Book Review, and George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center will commemorate Black History Month with “Defining The Struggle: Past, Present, and Future of Civil Rights,” a presentation by renowned author Susan Carle followed by a panel discussion of civil rights in America. The event is free and open to the public.


  • Keynote speaker Susan Carle, professor of law at American University and author of Defining the Struggle: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915
  • Nelson Linder, President of the Austin NAACP
  • Teddy McDaniel, President of the Austin Area Urban League
  • Janice Sumler-Edmond, professor of history at Huston-Tillotson University
  • Hopeton Hay, host and producer of the KAZI Book Review weekly talk show

Saturday, February 22, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St., Austin, TX

About Texas Book Festival

The Texas Book Festival is a nonprofit organization that celebrates authors and their contributions to the culture of literacy, ideas, and imagination. Founded in 1995 by Laura Bush and a group of volunteers, the Festival is held on the grounds of the Texas Capitol every October. The Festival features author readings from more than 225 renowned Texas and national authors, panel discussions, book signings, musical entertainment, live cooking demonstrations, and children’s activities. Thanks to donors, sponsors, and nearly 1,000 volunteers, the Festival remains free and open to the public. TBF supports Texas public libraries and literacy through its Library Grants and Reading Rock Stars programs, and also hosts events across the state year-round. Visit for more information, and join the conversation using the hashtag #txbookfest on Facebook and Twitter @texasbookfest.

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