JUNETEENTH READING at Books Inc. Alameda

Author images of Janee Darden, James Cagney, and Tureeda and cover images of their books

Freedom finally came on June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly freed people in Texas.

Join us as we celebrate Juneteenth with writers, Jenee Darden, Tureeda Mikell and James Cagney sharing their prose and poetry that pays homage to this historical moment,  and the collected histories of their ancestors, family and friends, and to each other’s personal journey…  

To be recorded for Sights & Sounds on KALW

 

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Alameda
1344 Park St
Alameda, CA 94501
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Books: 
Martian: The Saint of Loneliness By James Cagney Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781623177706
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Nomadic Press - September 27th, 2022

The Body: Oracle of Memory By Tureeda Mikell Cover Image
$19.95
Unavailable, Out of Stock, or Out of Print
ISBN: 9781625570796
Published: Black Lawrence Press, Inc. - February 27th, 2024