‘Accidental Slaveowner’ Author at Selma Library on Oct. 26

Author Mark Auslander will hold a public reading and book signing next week at the Selma-Dallas County Public Library to discuss his new release, “The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family.” The book details various myths about “Miss Kitty,” an enslaved woman named Catherine Boyd who was owned by Methodist Bishop James Osgood Andrew, the first president of Emory University’s board of trustees when the original campus was located in Oxford, Ga. Nike Air Max 2011 Homme gil buying ffxiv Adidas Original Zx Flux Homme adidas ultra boost uncaged uomo fjallraven kanken outlet The event will take place at 12:00 noon on Oct. New Balance 997.5 femme asics outlet shop 26 in the Vaughan Room at the library. Nike Free Rn Flyknit Homme Canotte Denver Nuggets adidas scarpe bianche Lunch is $8.00 and reservations may be made by calling the library at (334) 874-1725. mackage sale toronto nike air max 90 donna nike air force 1 mid donna New Balance 530 femme Womens Air Jordan 13 Lunch is from 12:00 – 12:30 and the program from 12:30 – 1:00. Asics Gel Quantum 360 Femme New Balance 1400 femme Book sales and autographs will follow. Nike Air Max 98 Homme louboutin pas cher Zach Mettenberger – LSU Tigers Formerly a professor at Oxford College and in Emory’s Graduate Institute of Liberal Arts, Auslander is now an associate professor of anthropology and director of the Museum of Culture and Environment at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Wash. Nike Air Max 1 Femme Asics Gel Kinsei 6 Homme Scarpe Kobe 11 His interest in Miss Kitty’s story began when he was teaching his freshman Introduction to Sociology class at Oxford. Jordan 12 enfants asics gel nimbus 14 donna nike air max 2017 donna Nike Free Run +3 He took the class on a brief walking tour of an old, segregated cemetery. adidas cloudfoam femme Nike Flyknit Uomo

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