EVENT: May 30, Beitos Discuss T. R. M. Howard in Chicago

“Dear friends,

Please help us spread the word!  On Saturday, May 30, from 2-4pm at Woodson Regional Library  [9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60628], we will celebrate the publication of a long-awaited biography of Dr. T.R.M. Howard, the legendary Mississippi civil rights leader, National Medical Association president, and Chicago political activist.

Join us as we welcome David Beito, Professor of History at University of Alabama, and Linda Royster Beito, Professor and chair of Social Sciences at Stillman College.  They will present their book, “Black Maverick: T.R.M. Howard’s Fight for Civil Rights and Economic Power.” Copies of this University of Illinois Press publication will be available for purchase and signing.

I first heard about Dr. Howard and his pioneering civil rights organization, the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, when I arrived in Mississippi in 1963. This is a story we all need to hear and learn from….”

For more information about this event, contact dbeito@bama.ua.edu