AUC Book Signing
The Atlanta University Center (AUC) will host a book signing for Atlanta based authors. It has been scheduled for April 19, 2015 at 2:00 p. m. The AUC book signing will be held in the Virginia Lacy Jones Exhibition Hall of the Woodruff Library.
We are excited to announce that we have been invited to this AUC book signing event. I will present my new work, Justice In The Round: Essays on the American Jury System.
The AUC book signing is their second, in what is projected to become, an annual celebration for National Library Week. It is hosted by The Friends’ Council of the AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library.
According to Chair of the Program Committee, Billie J. Hooker, Ph.D, “the purpose of the council is to identify and recognize local authors.”
The theme of the Council’s celebration this year is The March Continues: Civil Rights and More. However, “While our focus is on Civil Rights, we welcome authors who address other topics through a variety of genre,” Hooker said.
The program format will feature two authors who will review their books. “Other authors,” Hooker said, “are invited to display their books, provide information, autograph and sell copies.”
One of the reasons, I decided to release Justice In The Round ahead of schedule is because the backdrop of The Friends’ Council’s theme this year is ideally suited for the serious discussion I have with my readers in this book. I cannot think of any better occasion or venue to launch this grave discussion on race and justice in the American legal system.
The thrust of Justice In The Round gets to the hard of the racial divide in America. It traces the roots of this divide, through documented sources, back to the eighteenth century assemble hall in Philadelphia when the framers of the United States Constitution gathered to ponder the type of government they wanted to replace the tyranny of the British Crown.
I look forward to sharing my thoughts with my friends at this event, on Sanford, Jacksonville, Ferguson, Detroit, Staten Island, Los Angeles and only God knows where the next outburst will occur.