John F. Baker Jr. discusses his book: The Washingtons of Wessyngton Plantation: Stories of My Family’s Journey to Freedom

Our Black History Month celebration in February kicks off with a special appearance by author John F. Baker Jr. whose 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.”

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 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.

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

Main Library
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

The auditorium is located on the first floor of the Main Library. After opening the exterior doors of the Main Library, immediately turn right. The auditorium is located straight ahead, at the end of the hallway.

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