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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

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WHAT
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.

WHO

  • 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

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

WHERE
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 www.texasbookfestival.org for more information, and join the conversation using the hashtag #txbookfest on Facebook and Twitter @texasbookfest.

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Texas Book Festival This Weekend

POSTED BY prbythebook ON October 23, 2013
Texas Book Festival This Weekend

by Brenda Thompson, Texas Book Festival The Texas Book Festival is here! Saturday and Sunday are jam-packed with hundreds of author sessions and panels, children’s activities and cooking demonstrations, book signings and vendor displays.  This is a round-up of just a few of the new and noteworthy things happening at this year’s 18th annual Texas Book Festival. Two new, unique […]

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Texas Book Festival – a Guest’s Perspective

POSTED BY prbythebook ON November 14, 2012
Texas Book Festival – a Guest’s Perspective

Escape to Austin winner, Julia Janak, won a trip to Austin (all the way from Seattle) and to attend The Texas Book Festival. Today, Julia shares her time in Austin and her experience as a first-timer to the Texas Book Festival. I had never been to a book festival and had in fact never wanted […]

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We’re turning 10 – and sharing the love!

POSTED BY doug ON August 1, 2012
We’re turning 10 – and sharing the love!

This year is a milestone for PR by the Book – we’re 10 years old! What better way to celebrate this special anniversary than to share it? It is with great excitement that we announce our “Escape to Austin” contest! We will award one literary lover (and their guest) a trip to Austin, complete with […]

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Recycled Reads become Holiday Must have Gifts!

POSTED BY marika ON October 26, 2011
Recycled Reads become Holiday Must have Gifts!

An Undiscovered Austin Book Jewel: Recycled Reads by Marika Flatt I was invited to speak on a panel for the Writers League of Texas to discuss book publicity and promotion for their Third Thursday series. The normal location, BookPeople, was occupied due to the Texas Book Festival so the meeting was relocated to a used […]

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