Author John F. Baker Jr. begins our Black History Month celebration on January 29

Baker's beautifully written book The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation:  Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom has been hailed as “a groundbreaking work of history and a deeply personal journey of discovery.”

Our Black History Month celebration in February kicks off with a special appearance by author John F. Baker Jr. , on January 29.

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library's archivist, Ranee’ Pruitt, credits the book as being "better than Alex Haley's Roots.”

This event will take place at 1 pm on January 29 in the Main branch auditorium.


This program is part of our Black History Month series of events. This year our programming is focusing on family, and African American genealogy. To see all programs in the series please visit our public events calendar at

Please contact Susanna at sleberman [at] hmcpl [dot] org with any questions about this event or others in our Black History Month series.