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An Evening with Carole Boston Weatherford

An Evening with Carole Boston Weatherford In-Person / Online

In honor of Black History Month, we will have Carole Boston Weatherford in conversation with Dr. Tara T. Green, Chair of African American Studies at the University of Houston, about her multi-award winning book, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre

Carole Boston Weatherford is a Newbery Honor author, New York Times best-seller and two-time NAACP Image Award winner. Since her 1995 debut, Juneteenth Jamboree, she has published 50-plus books including six titles having won the Coretta Scott King Awards or Honors.

The Baltimore-born daughter of educators, Carole at age six dictated her first poem to her mother. Her father, a high school printing teacher, published some of her early poems on the press in his classroom. By middle school, she had transferred from an all-black public school to an exclusive private school. There, her eighth grade teacher wrongfully accused her of plagiarism. That slight left her determined to use her writing to amplify marginalized voices. Now, her words stand as monuments to icons and unsung heroes alike.

With an M.F.A. in creative writing from University of North Carolina-Greensboro and an M.A. in publications design from the University of Baltimore, Carole is a professor at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. Her career achievements have been recognized with the Nonfiction Award from the Children’s Book Guild, the North Carolina Literature Award, the Ragan-Rubin Award from North Carolina English Teachers Association and a place in the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame. 

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Related LibGuide: African American History by Thuy Vo

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
African American History Research Center
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