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Author of Civil Rights book visits

Recently Huntington Councilwoman Glenda A. Jackson attended the Book Revue to introduce author, Patricia Sullivan and to present a Town of Huntington proclamation to her. Ms. Sullivan is a critically acclaimed author, lecturer and associate professor at the University of South Carolina. She was at the Book Revue signing copies of “Lift Every Voice: The NAACP and the History of the Civil Rights Movement.”

Ten years in the making, “Lift Every Voice” is the first major history of America’s oldest civil rights organization and destined to be a classic. “It was an honor to meet her,” Jackson said. “It is not every day that one can converse with someone filled with such interesting facts on African American History; the South since the Civil War; race, reform and politics in the United States; and the history of the Civil Rights Movement. It was truly an amazing evening.”

In “Lift Every Voice” Sullivan unearths the little known early decades of the NAACP’s activism, telling stories of personal bravery, and legal brilliance. An epic narrative of struggle against injustice, “Lift Every Voice” lays a new foundation for understanding the modern civil rights movement.

Lynn Ruvolo works for the town’s Citizen Services department.

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