My dog-and-pony shows about my family’s slave-owning history resume this fall with an appearance in Virginia Beach.
I’ll give an illustrated lecture, “Overcoming Amnesia: Uncovering the Forgotten History of Two Families Linked by Slavery,” at Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach campus, Pungo Building F, Auditorium F-133, 1700 College Crescent, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m.
It’s part of the fall lineup of classes offered by the Institute for Learning in Retirement, a homegrown lifelong learning program for people 55 and older. (Take note: Advance registration is required and there’s a $20 annual membership fee, plus $14 for the class.)
I’ll have copies of my book, Uncle George and Me: Two Southern Families Confront a Shared Legacy of Slavery, for sale and signing. Profits from book sales go to a college scholarship fund for descendants of those my ancestors enslaved.
I’ll also be dropping in on a couple of book clubs that are reading and discussing the book in and around Clarksville, Va., where the saga is set.
On Monday, Oct. 21, at noon, I’ll join the Books Sandwiched In club at the Richard Thornton Library, 210 Main St., Oxford, N.C.
And on Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m., I’ll be with the Lake Gaston Vintage Gals at the Clarksville Regional Museum, 801 West St., Clarksville.