P&P Live! Michelle Coles—Black Was the Ink-with Danielle Holley-Walker

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 7:00pm

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Malcolm and his family are working to save his family farm in present day Mississippi when he is suddenly looking through the eyes of his ancestor Cedric Johnson. As Cedric, Malcolm meets the real-life Black statesmen who fought for change during the Reconstruction era: Hiram Revels, Robert Smalls, and other leaders who made American history. Michelle Coles, civil rights attorney with the United States Department of Justice and New Visions Award Honor winner, writes this timely novel about 16-year-old Malcolm as he takes a fantastical journey through Reconstruction Era America. Black Was the Ink is a powerful coming-of-age story and an eye-opening exploration of an era that continues to define modern America.

Michelle Coles is a debut novelist, experienced civil rights attorney, and mother of four. She is a proud alumna of Howard University School of Law and the University of Virginia. As a 9th generation Louisianan, she is highly attuned to the struggles African Americans have faced in overcoming the legacy of slavery and the periods of government-sanctioned discrimination that followed. She lives in Maryland with her family.

Danielle Holley-Walker is the Dean and Professor of Law at Howard University School of Law.  Dean Holley-Walker earned a B.A. from Yale University and her J.D. from Harvard University.  After law school, she clerked for Chief Judge Carl E. Stewart of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She also practiced civil litigation at Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining the Howard faculty, she was the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina.

Please note Black Was the Ink books are delayed due to supply chain issues beyond our control. Books will be pre-ordered for this event and will be available for pickup and/or shipping on or around November 2.

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By Michelle Coles, Justin Johnson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781643794310
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Published: Tu Books - November 2nd, 2021

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