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Front, left to right: Margaret J. Mealey, executive director, National Council of Catholic Women: William F. Schnitzler, secretary-treasurer, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations; and Eleanor Roosevelt, chair, President’s Commission on the Status of Women, with John Kennedy and unidentified commission members (rear), February 12, 1962. This was the first meeting of the commission, whose work ER explained, “is to find how we can best use the potentialities of women without impairing their first responsibilities, which are to their homes, their husbands and their children.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library)

FALL 2017

Sunday, September 3, 2017
Lillian Smith Book Awards Ceremony, 2:30 pm
Decatur Book Festival
Decatur Public Library
Decatur, GA 30030


Friday, September 15, 2017
“Singing of a New American”: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century Conference
Howard University School of Law
Washington, D.C. 20008


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Signing, 7pm
Barnes & Noble
Athens, GA 30606


Sunday, October 15, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Signing, 12 noon
Southern Festival of Books
Nashville Public Library
Nashville, TN 37219


October 19, 2017
Reading & Signing, 6:30 pm
Zora Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation
Site to be announced
Washington, D.C.


October 20, 2017
Zora Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation Ceremony, 7 pm
Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005


November 11, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Signing
Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading
University of South Florida
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701


7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 8, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Annual Conference on Biography
Levy Center for Biography
The Graduate Center
City University of New York
New York, New York 10016


7:30 pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
William B. Crawley Great Lives Lecture, Q & A, and Book Signing
Mary Washington University
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401


3 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Athens-Clarke County Regional Library
2025 Baxter Street
Athens, GA 30606


4:14 pm
Monday, April 24, 2017
Symposium: Rediscovering Pauli Murray
Schlesinger Library
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138


7 pm
May 8, 2017
The Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Distinguished Lecture
on Women and the Law
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street
New York, New York 10036


7:30 pm
May 12-13, 2017
Silent Voices: World Premiere
Brooklyn Youth Chorus performance based on
The Firebrand and the First Lady
Brooklyn Youth Chorus
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Peter Jay Sharp Building
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217


May 19, 2017
Biographers International Conference
Emerson College
120 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116


Winter 2017


7 pm
Friday, February 2, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Avid Bookshop
493 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30601


7:30 pm
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Charis Books and More
1189 Euclid Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307


7 pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum
441 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307-1498


FALL 2016


Friday-Saturday, November 18-19, 2016
National Book Award Nominees Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Miami Book Fair
Miami Dade College
Miami, FL 33132


10-10:45 am
Saturday, September 3, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Decatur Book Festival
Marriott Conference Center B
130 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030


5:30 pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Book Signing and Keynote Address
Jeannette Rankin Foundation 40th Anniversary Annual Dinner
Athena Ballroom, Classic Center
300 N. Thomas Street
Athens, GA 30601
For tickets, contact Jacki Gaytan at 706-208-1211


12 noon
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Talk: “The Writing Group Experience”
with Genie Bernstein, Jim Murdoch, and Dac Crossley
Rivers Crossing Building
850 College Station Road
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Contact OLLI at 706-542-7715




5:30 pm
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Book Launch: Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Russell Special Collections Building
University of Georgia
300 South Hull Street
Athens, GA 30602


7 pm
February 23-24, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Cosponsored by Pauli Murray Project/Duke University Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute, the Regulator Bookshop, and Duke University Graduate School
Smith Warehouse, 114S. Buchanan
Durham, NC 27709


7 pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Prose and Politics
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008


6 pm
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
The Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY 10065


7 pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum
4079 Albany Post Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538


7 pm
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Barnes & Noble
3650 Atlanta Hwy.
Athens, GA 30606


7 pm
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Atlanta History Center
Margaret Mitchell House
990 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305


2 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
Jazzanooga Art Space
401 East Martin Luther King Blvd.
Chattanooga, TN 37402


Talk, Q & A, and Book Signing
June 5-6, 2016
Seventh Biographers International Organization
Conference & Bio Book Bash
Marriott Richmond Hotel
Richmond, VA 23219