Annual Luncheon Featured Authors Event

Saturday, February 16, 2018 – 10 a.m. – Noon
Washington Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth Street, NW, Washington D.C.

Free and open to the public.

Prior to our annual black history luncheon, a Featured Authors event allows individuals to interact with authors from across the nation who have written on a variety of issues related to African Americans and other topics. A mixture of book types will also be represented, ranging from children’s books to scholarly works. The Featured Authors book signing is FREE and open to the public.

First 100 Annual Black History Luncheon ticket purchasers will gain entrance to this special event where Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore will sign the new book “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics” and Dorothy Guilliam’s Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America”.

Known as the “Colored Girls,”  Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore are four of the most influential African American women in United States politics. As political strategists, organizers, CEOs, and more, they have made history and left an imprint on America’s political culture. Yet their stories, like those of so many African American women, are largely absent from the mainstream—until now. Join moderator Pero Dagbovie, Journal of African American History Editor, and these remarkable women as they discuss their lives and political legacies, captured in the new book For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, written with Veronica Chambers.

Dorothy Butler Gilliam’s new book, “TRAILBLAZER”: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America, is a memoir about her experiences as the first black female reporter of The Washington Post. In “TRAILBLAZER”, she discusses some of her challenges covering stories in the segregated South during the 1960s, including James Meredith’s integration of Ole Mississippi. She talks about her coverage of black communities in the South during the Jim Crow Era, giving voice to a voiceless community. Dorothy reminisces on how she felt sleeping in funeral homes in the South since blacks were not allowed to stay in hotels. And, she includes her service as a past president of the National Association of Black Journalists, and her lifelong commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Featured Authors listed below:

  • Donovan Anderson, “Mango in a Tree”
  • Char McCargo-Bah, “Alexandria’s Freedmen’s Cemetery: A Legacy of Freedom”
  • Sandra Bolzenius, “Glory in Their Spirit: How Four Black Women Took on the Army during World War II”
  • Jeanette Brown, “African American Women Chemists in the Modern Era”
  • Gloria Browne-Marshall “The Voting rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice”
  • Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry, and Minyon Moore,“For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics”
  • Sharon Clarkson, “My Dream Continues, Romantic Poetry and Prose for the Soul”
  • Pero Dagbovie, “Reclaiming the Black Past: The Use and the Misuse of African American History in the 21st Century”
  • Darnella Davis, “Untangling a Red, White, and Black Heritage: A Personal History of the Allotment Era”
  • Aaron Day, “DNA to Africa: The Search Continues”
  • George DeFord, “Celebrating Life Within the African American Tradition”
  • Tamra Dicus, “Who is the Black Queen Calafia of Golden California: The Real Wonder Woman”
  • Mary E. Dilworth, “Millennial Teachers of Color”
  • Frances Murphy Draper, “No Ordinary Hook Up”
  • Malcolm Frierson, “A Place in the World”
  • Hallie Gamble, “The Third Emancipation: A New People-A New Plan”
  • Dorothy Guilliam, “Trailblazer: A Pioneering Journalist’s Fight to Make the Media Look More Like America”
  • Eloise Greenfield, “Par-Tay: Dance of the Veggies (and Their Friends)”
  • Angel Harriott, “Journey to the Sea Islands: Gullah Geechie Good!”
  • Ida Jones, “William Henry Jemagin in Washington, D.C.: Faith in the Fight for Civil Rights”
  • Freddie Hudson, “RACISM, The Great American Pastime“
  • Nzinga LeJeune, “Poetry Book #waterinjustice shows how the Flint Water Crisis, racist policies, privatization of the Detroit Water System has poisoned an American City”
  • Jenny Masur, “Heroes of the Underground Railroad Around Washington, D.C.”
  • Lopez Matthews, “Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation”
  • Katrina Bell McDonald, “Marriage in Black: The Pursuit of Married Life among American-born and Immigrant Blacks”
  • Mildred McGhee Morris, “Shocking Truth Lies”
  • Tiffany Mfume, “The College Completion Glass-Half-Full or Half-Empty? Exploring the Value of Postsecondary Education”
  • Linda G. Morris, “Cherry Hill: Raising Successful Black Children in Jim Crow Baltimore”
  • Juanita Patience Moss, “Anthracite Coal Art of Charles Edgar Patience”
  • Samuel Moton, “Lady Diane’s Address“
  • George “Derek” Musgrove, “Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation’s Capital”
  • Stephanie Myers, “Queen Sophia Charlotte“
  • Mikal Naeem Nash, “Islam and the Black Experience: African American History Reconsidered”
  • Jeffery Ogbar, “Keywords for African American Studies”
  • Clyde Posley, “More Than Icons and Images: Uncovering the Hidden Protest Narrative of the Black American Athlete in the 21st Century”
  • Jacqueline Pressey, “Step into the Beauty of Holiness”
  • Bernard Reaves, “Harsambee Books & Artworks”
  • Markette Sheppard, “What Is Light?”
  • Edna Troiano, “Uncle Tom’s Journey from Maryland to Canada”
  • Dekalb Walcott, “Black Heroes of Fire – The History of the First African American”
  • Hattie Washington, “Aunt Hattie’s Cookbook: Southern Comfort Food Favorites”
  • Timid Masses, “How Deep Is Drowning?”
  • Willie Wilson, “Birth of the Bible”
  • Joshua Wright, “Empire and Black Images in Popular Culture”

Plan to attend and support our history and culture by attending this premier Black History Luncheon.