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CARVER MUSEUM & LIBRARY

1165 Angelina St

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

June 22 & 24, 2017

BLACK HISTORY, LITERATURE AND POWER IN THE AGE OF BLACK LIVES MATTER

Discussions regarding the movies I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, based upon James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript, and Jordan Peele’s blockbuster film GET OUT.

ALSO FEATURING

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

Since 2007, the Austin African American Book Festival has worked to promote empowerment through literature. We are a community event that brings readers and writers together and produces and facilitates collaboration, dialogue, creativity and activism.

​​2016 Sharon G. Flake | Reshonda Tate Billingsley | Saul Paul

2015 M. K. Asante | Beverly Jenkins | Dr. Kevin Cokely


​2014 Dr. Arnold Rampersad | Mississippi State Senator David L. Jordan | Dr. Peniel Joseph


2013 Terry McMillan | Anita Richmond Bunkley  

Dr. Michael Collins


2012 Bernice McFadden | Dr. Elizabeth Nunez


2011 Sister Souljah | Jawanza Kunjufu | Dr. Shirley Sprinkles | Dr. Tiffany Gill | Dr. Moe Anderson | Roslyn Story | Evelyn Palfrey


2010 Leonard Pitts | SaulPaul | Reverend Sterling Lands | Don Tate | Varian Johnson | Toni Tipton Martin


2009 Dr. Annette Gordon Reed | Carla Harris | Anita Richmond Bunkley


2008 Sam Greenlee | Francis Ray | Evelyn Palfrey


2007 ReShonda Tate Billingsly | San Culberson | Winston Williams

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

SISTER SOULJAH

2011 FEATURED AUTHOR

LEONARD PITTS

2010 FEATURED AUTHOR

TERRY MCMILLAN 2013 FEATURED AUTHOR

MEDIA COVERAGE

Black Lives Matter  — Texas Book Festival

The City of Austin is proud to comply with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request.  Please call 512-974-3914.

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CONTACT US

info@aabookfest.com


PO Box 3313

Pflugerville Tx 78691