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BOOK TALK: Brown’s Battlefield by Jill Titus

Jill Titus, Ph.D

The Library of Virginia will host a Book Talk on February 15, 2012 featuring Dr. Jill Titus’s Brown’s Battlefield, the story of the seismic changes brought by Brown v. the Board of Education andVirginia’s move to resist desegregation. In her book Titus illustrates the ways that ordinary people, black and white, battled, and continue to battle, over the role of public education in theUnited States.

If you’d like a taste of Titus’ writing, we discovered two short articles by her and have included the links below. She reflects upon life amid the turbulence of the Civil Rights movement and integration in the early 1960s.

The Cost of Resistance
Back-to-School Reflections

BOOK TALK INFO:
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Time: Noon–1:00 PM
Place: Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia
Jill Titus will speak, and a book signing follows the talk. Limited free parking is available under the Library with access on both 8th and 9th Streets.

CLICK HERE to get directions to this event.

BOOK TALK: Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind

When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: Library of Virginia, Conference Rooms

Authors Ellen F. Brown and John Wiley, Jr. will discuss and sign copies of their new book, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind on Wednesday, March 23rd. This entertaining and informative account traces Gone With the Wind from its origins in the Civil War-era experiences of Mitchell’s relatives through its status today as a pop culture icon that still generates impressive profits for her estate. At the core of the story is Mitchell’s struggle to capture on paper the sights, sounds, and smells of antebellum Georgia and how she dealt with her book’s stunning success.

If you would like a signed copy but are unable to make the event, please pre-order the book, and we will ship it out to you following Ms. Brown and Mr. Wiley’s talk. To ensure prompt handling and delivery of your order, please indicate that you are unable to make the event in the Special Instructions box during checkout. Thank you!

BOOK TALK: Lafayette

When: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where: Library of Virginia, Conference Rooms

Please join us as critically acclaimed author and historian Marc Leepson presents his insightful new account of the great Marquis de Lafayette, whose love of liberty and passionate devotion to American and French independence shine in the pages of history.

His life story is the stuff of legend: born into an aristocratic French family of warriors, Lafayette was made lieutenant in the French Royal Guard at age 14 and then married into the royal family at 16. Enamored with the ideals of the American Revolution, he traveled to the colonies at his own expense to fight alongside his comrades in their battle for freedom and democracy. By age 20, he was commissioned a major general in the Continental Army and was embraced by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who became his lifelong friends.

*If you would like a signed copy of the book but are unable to make the event, please pre-order a copy, and we will ship it out to you following Mr. Leepson’s talk. To ensure prompt handling and delivery of your order, please indicate that you are unable to make the event in the Special Instructions box during checkout. Thank you!

BOOK TALK: The Warmth of Other Suns

When: Friday, February 4, 2011 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Where: Library of Virginia, Lecture Hall

Join us for a talk by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson on The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, her moving masterwork chronicling the migration of nearly six million black citizens from the South to the northern and western cities of the United States between 1915 and 1970.  Using interviews from over a thousand people and previously untapped data and official records, Wilkerson presents a fascinating assessment of how this unrecognized exodus changed the face of America.

To order the book or request more information, please contact us at 804.692.3524 or shop@thevirginiashop.org.