Author’s Spotlight to feature NAPAAHC Trustee, Executive Director
Trustee Joseph Ward and Executive Director/CEO Delaitre Hollinger of The National Association for the Preservation of African-American History & Culture, Inc. (NAPAAHC) will participate in the Capital City Author’s Spotlight Book Signing on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The event will take place at Break_Fast Buffet, located at 310 Polk Drive in Tallahassee.
Ward will sign copies of his book “On the Shoulders of Giants Vol. 1 North America,” (Lulu Press) which delivers 10 biographies of historical figures such as Florida A&M University graduate and tennis champion Althea Gibson, from all walks of life covering the United States, Canada and Mexico. Readers will find information about media moguls, the first African-American female piolet, the first African-American female Astronaut and more.
Hollinger will sign copies of his book “And This Too Shall Pass – The Story of Aquilina C. Howell,” which chronicles the life of a pioneering black educator who overcame incredible odds to become a respected leader and educator of great renown. Howell arose from humble beginnings to become Tallahassee's first black woman assistant school superintendent. Her masterful ability to work with people of all races and sects would prove invaluable. During her esteemed career, she presided over numerous heated meetings with black and white parents and was celebrated for easing the Leon County School District through the delicate process of school desegregation.
Co-sponsors include On the Shoulder of Giants, Inc., Sangria Events, Afiya Magazine, and Break_Fast Buffett
The event will also feature authors Alicia Hall, and Wallace Ward, artist Vardyce Gaines and Janith Anderson, a small business owner.