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Saturday, August 12 • 8:00am - 9:30am
Coffee with the Authors of We Are Charleston

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The shootings at Charleston's Mother Emanuel AME Church in 2015 shocked the nation and the world.  Join the authors of this moving book as they take us on a journey that includes history of slavery in North Carolina, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, the Civil Rights Movement and the present day as well as the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Churches in the South, and the role they have played in holding together the black community and leading its members to equal rights.  All three of these authors are Charlestonians, and from their bios are clearly leaders in the city and even in the AME church.   A great takeaway from this touching saga is the power of forgiveness and its lesson for the world.

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Kathie Bennett

Founder/President, Magic Time Literary Publicity.
Kathie Bennett is founder and president of Magic Time Literary Publicity. In addition to a thirty-five year career with Delta Air Lines, Kathie has spearheaded philanthropic efforts throughout the south. A graduate of The University of the South with a BA in English she is passionate... Read More →

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Herb Frazier

Adult Author
Herb Frazier has edited and reported for five daily newspapers in the South, including his hometown paper, the Post and Courier. He is a former Michigan Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan, and is currently marketing and public relations manager at Magnolia Plantation... Read More →
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Bernard E. Powers Jr. PhD

Adult Author
Bernard E. Powers Jr. PhD, is professor of history at the College of Charleston, where he teaches United States and African American history. He has been a consultant to historic sites and has served on the boards of several history oriented nonprofit organizations. Dr. Powers has... Read More →
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Marjory Wentworth

Adult Author
Marjory Wentworth is poet laureate of South Carolina. Her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize five times, and she is the author of the prizewinning children’s story Shackles. Wentworth is the cofounder and former president of the Low country Initiative for the Literary... Read More →

Saturday August 12, 2017 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Library (Grand Hyatt Buckhead)